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acutea‧cute J4 /əˈkjuːt/ []  1 PROBLEM問題 <問題・事態などが> 深刻な, 重大なThere are acute shortages of food and medical equipment. 食糧と医療品の不足が深刻だ.The company was in acute financial difficulties. その会社は深刻な財政難に陥っていた. 2 FEELING感情・痛みacute pain/distress激しい痛み[苦悩]acute embarrassmentひどい困惑 <痛み・感情などが> 激しい, 強烈なacute pain 激痛The nightmare caused the child acute distress. 恐ろしい夢でその子の心はひどく痛んだ. 3 ILLNESS病気 <病気が> 急性のacute appendicitis 急性虫垂炎 acute caremedical care for people who have severe injuries or illnesses that need help urgently 救急医療the lack of acute care facilities in many hospitals 多数の病院における救急医療施設の不足 →  chronic 4 SENSES感覚 <感覚が> 鋭い, 鋭敏な an acute sense of smell / hearing 鋭い嗅覚きゅうかく [聴覚]Dogs have an incredibly acute sense of smell. 犬は信じられないほど嗅覚が鋭い. 5 INTELLIGENT知性 <知能・知性などが> 鋭いan acute observer of British politics 英国政治の鋭い評者
6 MATHEMATICS数学専門 (幾何学で) 鋭角の an acute angle 鋭角 7 ACCENT IN FRENCHフランス語のアクセント acute accent専門 鋭アクセント ((cafée の上に付いた記号))
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