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chronic

[kron-ik]
adjective
1.
constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar.
2.
continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war.
3.
having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid.
4.
(of a disease) having long duration (opposed to acute ).
noun
5.
Slang. cronic.
Also, chronical.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin chronicus < Greek chronikós, equivalent to chrón(os) time + -ikos -ic

chronically, adverb
chronicity [kro-nis-i-tee] , noun
nonchronic, adjective
nonchronical, adjective
nonchronically, adverb
subchronic, adjective
subchronical, adjective
subchronically, adverb
unchronic, adjective
unchronically, adverb

acute, chronic.


1. confirmed, hardened.
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chronic (ˈkrɒnɪk)
 
adj
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
4.  informal
 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]
 
'chronically
 
adv
 
chronicity
 
n

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chronic
c.1600 (earlier form was chronical, 1520s), from O.Fr. chronique, from L. chronicus, from Gk. khronikos "of time," from khronos "time." Vague disapproving sense is from association with diseases (a connection found since c.1600).
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chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.

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chronic   (krŏn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.
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