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chronic

chron·ic

chronic

 
 
pronunciation:
kra nihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to a certain behavior or illness for a long time or continually.
He's a chronic drinker.She is a chronic sufferer from headaches.
synonyms:
constant, habitual, incessant, inveterate
antonyms:
occasional
similar words:
confirmed, continual, hardened, lifelong
definition 2: recurring often over long periods or happening constantly.
They have chronic shortages of supplies.She suffers from chronic back pain.
synonyms:
persistent, recurrent
antonyms:
one-time, temporary
similar words:
frequent, successive, unmitigated
definition 3: of disease, long in duration. (Cf. acute.)
synonyms:
persistent, prolonged
antonyms:
acute
similar words:
constant, enduring, lasting, lingering, stubborn, unmitigated, unrelieved
derivation: chronically (adv.)
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