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constant; habitual; inveterate:
a chronic liar.
continuing a long time or recurring frequently:
a chronic state of civil war.
having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like:
a chronic invalid.
(of a disease) having long duration (opposed to acute).
Slang. cronic.
continuing for a long time; constantly recurring
(of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration Compare acute (sense 7)
inveterate; habitual: a chronic smoker

very bad: the play was chronic
very serious: he left her in a chronic condition

chronic chron·ic (krŏn’ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.


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