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Meaning of CHRONIC

Pronunciation:  'krânik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (medicine) being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
  2. [adj]  having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"

CHRONIC is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: addicted, confirmed, degenerative, habitual, inveterate(a), prolonged
 Antonyms: acute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Of long duration, often years; recurring; opposite of ACUTE.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Long-term infection or illness.
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