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Meaning of chronic

chron•ic

Pronunciation: (kron'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar.
  2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war.
  3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid.
  4. (of a disease) having long duration (opposed to acute).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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