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Synonyms for chronic
ˈkrɒn ɪkchron·ic

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. chronicadjective


  2. chronicnoun

    A chronic one


  3. chronicnoun

    Prolonged or slow to heal. The opposite of acute.


  4. chronicadjective

    suffering from such affliction

    Chronic patients must learn to live with their condition


  5. chronicadjective

    He's a chronic smoker


  6. chronicadjective

    That concert was chronic


  7. chronicadjective

    They left him in a chronic condition


  8. chronicadjective

    That was cool, chronic in fact


Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. chronicadjective

    being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

    "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"

    inveterate, continuing

    acute, unusual, short, subacute

  2. chronic, continuingadjective

    of long duration

    "chronic money problems"

    inveterate, continuing

    acute, short, subacute, unusual

  3. chronic, inveterateadjective


    "a chronic smoker"

    inveterate, continuing

    subacute, acute, short, unusual

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. chronicadjective

    inveterate, deep-seated, of long duration

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. chronicadjective

    habitual, lingering, inveterate

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  1. Oliver Sacks:

    In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.

  2. Irwin Redlener:

    We need to really understand how health and education are inexorably linked, this is the case for all children, but is especially important for children who face additional chronic adversities like poverty, toxic stress or chronic illness.

  3. Andreea Creanga:

    Because women are delaying childbearing, a larger proportion of them are likely entering pregnancy with a burden of chronic disease conditions, many studies have shown that an increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart disease and all these conditions can put a pregnant woman at higher risk of pregnancy complications.

  4. Rebecca Utz:

    That feeling may be inducing some of these chemical changes that may set them up for chronic inflammation and possibly chronic disease in the future. a person does not have to die to experience a loss.

  5. Jessica Zwerling:

    As we get older the brain can get smaller, so the bridging veins can have small bleeds and patients may need to be screened cognitively with an examination as well as imaging to look for subtle chronic subdural hematomas that can interfere with walking and cognition and cause chronic complaints.

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