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(of a disease) very severe and of very short duration, generally proving quickly fatal:‘the peracute form results in sudden death’
grave, serious, dangerous, risky, perilous, hazardous, precarious, touch-and-go, in the balance, uncertain, desperate, dire, acute, very badView synonyms
- ‘Although dogs can die from the peracute form of the disease, many dogs are successfully treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics.’
Late Middle English: from Latin peracutus very sharp.
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