|1.||continuing for a long time; constantly recurring|
|2.||Compare acute (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration|
|3.||inveterate; habitual: a chronic smoker|
|a. very bad: the play was chronic|
|b. very serious: he left her in a chronic condition|
|[C15: from Latin chronicus relating to time, from Greek khronikos, from khronos time]|
chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.