When you're chronically exhausted, you just have to do something else.
Romney's biographers Michael Kranish and Scott Helman present him as a chronically risk-averse businessman.
PCBs have been shown to have chronically toxic effects on the thyroid, stomach, liver, kidneys, and immune system.
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.
chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.
Marijuana; pot: Smoking a spliff of high-octane chronic (1990s+)