subacute

adjective
sub·acute | \ˌsəb-ə-ˈkyüt \

Definition of subacute 

1 : having a tapered but not sharply pointed form subacute leaves

2a : falling between acute and chronic in character especially when closer to acute subacute endocarditis

b : less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state subacute pain

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subacutely adverb

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Mandelman also supports more psych beds and more subacute treatment facilities for people well enough to leave psychiatric wards but who need additional care. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rafael Mandelman wants to take action on homeless problem," 9 June 2018 Her medical files are an encyclopedia of disorders and side effects: pancreatitis, acute and subacute necrosis of the liver, osteoporosis. Elizabeth Koh And Carol Marbin Miller, miamiherald, "She's starving to death — and public health agencies can't or won't stop it | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of subacute

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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subacute

adjective
sub·acute | \ˌsəb-ə-ˈkyüt \

Medical Definition of subacute 

1 : falling between acute and chronic in character especially when closer to acute subacute endocarditis

2 : less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state subacute pain

Other Words from subacute

subacutely adverb

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