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chronic disease

chronic disease in Culture

chronic disease definition


A disease of long duration. (Compare acute disease.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • chronic disease will be looked upon as the only lasting disgrace.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • He was overburdened with care, and suffered from chronic disease.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • I had suffered merely a touch of the general epidemic, not the lingering, chronic disease that kills.

  • It was clear to me at a glance that he was in the grip of some deadly and chronic disease.

  • Palpitation of the tongue is the most chronic disease known to the race of women.

    Oklahoma Sunshine Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller

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