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1 able to sense slight impressions or differences

  • dogs, with their acute sense of smell, are used for finding toxic substances undetectable by humans
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acute, critical, crucial mean of uncertain outcome. acute stresses intensification of conditions leading to a culmination or breaking point.
    • an acute housing shortage
critical adds to acute implications of imminent change, of attendant suspense, and of decisiveness in the outcome.
    • the war has entered a critical phase
crucial suggests a dividing of the ways and often a test or trial involving the determination of a future course or direction.
    • a crucial vote

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