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One entry found for chronic.
Main Entry: chron·ic
Pronunciation: primarystresskrän-ik
Function: adjective
Etymology: from French chronique "chronic," from Greek chronikos "of time," from chronos "time" --related to ANACHRONISM, CHRONICLE, SYNCHRONOUS
1 : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time <a chronic disease>
2 : HABITUAL 2 <a chronic complainer>
- chron·i·cal·ly /-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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