HyperDic: chronic

English > 3 senses of the word chronic:
ADJECTIVEallchronicbeing long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
allchronic, continuingof long duration
allchronic, inveteratehabitual
chronic > pronunciation
Soundskraa'nihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > chronic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglong-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering.
Examples
  • "chronic indigestion"
  • "a chronic shortage of funds"
  • "a chronic invalid"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowerdegenerative(of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
OppositeacuteHaving or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
Spanishcrónica, crónico
Catalancrònic
Adverbschronicallyin a slowly developing and long lasting manner
English > chronic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf long duration.
Example"chronic money problems"
Synonymcontinuing
Broaderlongprimarily temporal sense
Spanishcrónico
English > chronic: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninghabitual.
Example"a chronic smoker"
Synonyminveterate
BroaderusualOccurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
Spanishcrónica, crónico, empedernido, habitual, inveterado
Catalancrònic, empedreït, habitual, inveterat

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