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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Going on for a long time or coming back again and again, as in disease or problem.

Usage examples (37)
  • I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather.
  • chronic indigestion
  • This is because the term chronic pain is a wide spreading term that means many different things to different people.
  • His theory in a nutshell is that the underlying cause of MS is what he calls chronic cerebro spinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. for more
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  • Something that is "chronic" is something that is persistent and of long standing, something that is "chronical" is something that pertains to a long-standing disease, while "chronicle" is a listing of events in a set order.
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