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chronic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chronic  \Chron"ic\,  a.  [L.  chronicus  Gr  ?  concerning  time, 
  from  ?  time:  cf  F.  chronique.] 
  1.  Relating  to  time;  according  to  time. 
 
  2.  Continuing  for  a  long  time;  lingering;  habitual. 
 
  {Chronic  disease},  one  which  is  inveterate,  of  long 
  continuance,  or  progresses  slowly,  in  distinction  from  an 
  acute  disease,  which  speedly  terminates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chronic 
  adj  1:  (medicine)  being  long-lasting  and  recurrent  or  characterized 
  by  long  suffering;  "chronic  indigestion";  "a  chronic 
  shortage  of  funds";  "a  chronic  invalid"  [ant:  {acute}] 
  2:  having  a  habit  of  long  standing;  "a  chronic  smoker"  [syn:  {confirmed}, 
  {habitual},  {inveterate(a)}] 




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