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inveterate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inveterate  \In*vet"er*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  fix  and  settle  by  long  continuance.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inveterate  \In*vet"er*ate\,  a.  [L.  inveteratus  p.  p.  of 
  inveterare  to  render  old  pref.  in-  in  +  vetus,  veteris  old 
  See  {Veteran}.] 
  1.  Old  long-established.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  an  inveterate  and  received  opinion.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Firmly  established  by  long  continuance;  obstinate; 
  deep-rooted;  of  long  standing;  as  an  inveterate  disease; 
  an  inveterate  abuse. 
 
  Heal  the  inveterate  canker  of  one  wound.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Having  habits  fixed  by  long  continuance;  confirmed; 
  habitual;  as  an  inveterate  idler  or  smoker. 
 
  4.  Malignant;  virulent;  spiteful.  --H.  Brooke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inveterate 
  adj  :  having  a  habit  of  long  standing;  "a  chronic  smoker"  [syn:  {chronic}, 
  {confirmed},  {habitual},  {inveterate(a)}] 




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