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Meaning of inveterate

in•vet•er•ate

Pronunciation: (in-vet'ur-it), [key]
— adj.
  1. settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like: an inveterate gambler.
  2. firmly established by long continuance, as a disease, habit, practice, feeling, etc.; chronic.
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