Complete Definition of "chronic"

English

Pronunciation
rhymes|Énɪk

Adjective
en-adj

  1. context|of a problem That which continues over an extended period of time, often associated with suffering ("long suffering").
  2. medicine Prolonged or slow to heal. The opposite of acute.
  3. medicine A condition of extended duration, either continuous or marked by frequent recurrence. Sometimes implies a worsening condition (a condition which gets worse with each recurrence), though this definition is not inherent in the term.
  4. inveterate|Inveterate or habitual.

#:a chronic smoker

  1. informal Very bad, awful.

#:that concert was chronic

  1. informal Extremely serious.

#:they left him in a chronic condition

Translations
trans-top|that which continues over an extended period of time
French: chronique
Italian: cronico
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Japanese: æ¢æ§çãª
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trans-top|medical: condition of extended duration
Chinese: æ¢æ§
French: chronique
Italian: cronico
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Japanese: æ¢æ§çãª
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trans-top|inveterate or habitual
French: chronique
Italian: cronico
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Japanese: æ¢æ§çãª
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Antonyms
acute

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. slang marijuana|Marijuana, typically of high quality.

Category:Recreational drugs

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Revision and Credits for"chronic"
  • 2007-12-29 14:26 - Williamsayers79 - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/141.150.154.243|141.150.154.243]] ([[User_talk:141.150.154.243|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:UllmannBot|UllmannBot]]

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