- The definition of chronic is something that lasts for a long time, keeps coming back or continues to happen.
- An example of chronic is back pain that a person has every day.
- An example of chronic is allergies that a person has often.
- An example of chronic is taking pain medication on a daily basis.
chronic definition by Webster's New World
- lasting a long time or recurring often
- having had an ailment for a long time: a chronic patient
- continuing indefinitely; perpetual; constant: a chronic worry
- by habit, custom, etc.; habitual; inveterate: a chronic complainer
Origin: French cronique ; from Classical Latin chronicus ; from Classical Greek chronikos, of time ; from chronos, time
chronic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of long duration; continuing: chronic money problems.
- Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases: chronic colitis.
- Subject to a habit or pattern of behavior for a long time: a chronic liar.
Origin: French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos, of time, from khronos, time.
- chronˈi·cal·ly adverb
- chro·nicˈi·ty noun
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