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chron·ic

 (krŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of long duration; continuing: chronic money problems.
2. Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases: chronic colitis.
3. Subject to a habit or pattern of behavior for a long time: a chronic liar.

[French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos, of time, from khronos, time.]

chron′i·cal·ly adv.
chro·nic′i·ty (krŏ-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
Synonyms: chronic, confirmed, habitual, inveterate
These adjectives describe people who have a longtime habit, behavior, or tendency: a chronic complainer; a confirmed alcoholic; a habitual cheat; an inveterate smoker.

chronic

(ˈkrɒnɪk)
adj
1. continuing for a long time; constantly recurring
2. (Medicine) (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration. Compare acute7
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]
ˈchronically adv
chronicity n

chron•ic

(ˈkrɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. being such habitually or for a prolonged period: a chronic liar.
2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of war.
3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid.
4. (of a disease) having long duration (disting. from acute).
[1595–1605; < Latin chronicus < Greek chronikós=chrón(os) time + -ikos -ic]
chron′i•cal•ly, adv.
chro•nic•i•ty (krɒˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chronic - being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
acute - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
2.chronic - of long duration; "chronic money problems"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
3.chronic - habitual; "a chronic smoker"
usual - occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"

chronic

adjective
1. persistent, constant, continual, deep-seated, incurable, deep-rooted, ineradicable His drinking has led to chronic cirrhosis of the liver.
2. habitual, confirmed, ingrained, incessant, inveterate, incorrigible He has always been a chronic smoker.
habitual temporary, occasional, infrequent
3. serious, dangerous, acute, alarming, severe, extreme There is a chronic shortage of police cars in this district.
4. (Informal) dreadful, awful, appalling, atrocious, abysmal The programme was chronic, all banal dialogue and canned laughter.

chronic

adjective
2. Familiar through repetition:
3. Subject to a disease or habit for a long time:
Translations
مُزْمِنمُزمن، مُتأصّل
chronický
kroniskvedvarende
krooninen
kroničan
idültkrónikus
langvinnur, òrálátur, krónískur
慢性の慢性的な
만성의
chroniškaichroniškas
hronisks
chronický
kronisk
เรื้อรัง
kinh niên

chronic

[ˈkrɒnɪk] ADJ
1. [invalid, disease] → crónico
2. (= inveterate) [smoker] → empedernido; [liar] → incorregible
3. (Brit) [weather, person] → horrible, malísimo
I had toothache something chronicme dolían las muelas horriblemente

chronic

[ˈkrɒnɪk] adj
(= long-standing) [illness, depression] → chronique
(= constant) [nagger, smoker] → invétéré(e); [worrier] → incorrigible; [shortage] → chronique
(= terrible) [state, situation] → atroce

chronic

adj
disease, invalid, liar, underfunding, overcrowding etcchronisch; Chronic Fatigue Syndromechronisches Erschöpfungssyndrom
(inf: = terrible) → schlecht, miserabel (inf)

chronic

[ˈkrɒnɪk] adj (invalid, disease) → cronico/a (fig) (liar, drunkard) → incallito/a (fam) (weather, actor) → allucinante

chronic

(ˈkronik) adjective
(especially of a disease) lasting a long time. a chronic illness.
ˈchronically adverb

chronic

مُزْمِن chronický kronisk chronisch χρόνιος crónico krooninen chronique kroničan cronico 慢性の 만성의 chronisch kronisk przewlekły crónico, crônico хронический kronisk เรื้อรัง kronik kinh niên 慢性的

chron·ic

a. crónico-a, de larga duración, de efecto prolongado.

chronic

adj crónico
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