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Wordnet 3.0


1. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering;
- Example: "chronic indigestion"
- Example: "a chronic shortage of funds"
- Example: "a chronic invalid"

2. of long duration;
- Example: "chronic money problems"
[syn: chronic, continuing]

3. habitual;
- Example: "a chronic smoker"
[syn: chronic, inveterate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chronic \Chron"ic\, a. [L. chronicus, Gr. ? concerning time, from ? time: cf. F. chronique.] 1. Relating to time; according to time. [1913 Webster] 2. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual. [1913 Webster] Chronic disease, one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chronic adj 1: being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid" [ant: acute] 2: of long duration; "chronic money problems" [syn: chronic, continuing] 3: habitual; "a chronic smoker" [syn: chronic, inveterate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "chronic": abiding, accepted, accustomed, age-long, aged, ancient, antique, confirmed, constant, continuing, customary, deep-dyed, deep-fixed, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, diuturnal, durable, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring, established, evergreen, fast, fixed, habitual, habituated, hardened, hardy, immutable, implanted, incorrigible, inculcated, infixed, ingrained, instilled, intransient, inveterate, irreversible, lasting, lingering, long-established, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, macrobiotic, of long duration, of long standing, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persistent, persisting, remaining, rooted, routine, sempervirent, set, settled, settled in habit, stable, staying, steadfast, thorough, tough, unfading, vital, wonted