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Dictionary entry overview: What does chronic mean?
• CHRONIC (adjective)
The adjective CHRONIC has 1 sense:
1. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
Familiarity information: CHRONIC used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
chronic indigestion / a chronic shortage of funds / a chronic invalid
degenerative ((of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function)
prolonged ((of illness) developing slowly or of long duration)
acute (having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course)
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