chron·ic adjective \ˈkrä-nik\
medical : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time
: happening or existing frequently or most of the time
: always or often doing something specified
a : marked by long duration or frequent recurrence : not acute <chronic indigestion> <chronic experiments>
b : suffering from a chronic disease <the special needs of chronic patients>
Examples of CHRONIC
- He suffers from chronic arthritis.
- a chronic need for attention
- Inflation has become a chronic condition in the economy.
- Don't bother seeing that film—it's chronic.
Origin of CHRONIC
from Greek chronikos
of time, from chronos
First Known Use: 1601
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