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chron·ic / ˈkränik/ • adj. (of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring: chronic bronchitis.Often contrasted with acute. ∎  (of a person) having such an illness: a chronic asthmatic. ∎  (of a problem) long-lasting and difficult to eradicate: the school suffers from chronic overcrowding. ∎  (of a person) having a particular bad habit: a chronic liar. DERIVATIVES: chron·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv. chro·nic·i·ty / kräˈnisətē/ n.

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chronic (kron-ik) adj. describing a disease of long duration involving very slow changes. Such disease is often of gradual onset. Compare acute.
chronicity (kron-iss-iti) n.

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chronic long-continued, inveterate XV; continuous, constant XIX. — F. chronique — L. chronicus- Gr. khronikós, f. khrónos time; see -IC.

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chronicaldermanic, botanic, Brahmanic, Britannic, epiphanic, galvanic, Germanic, Hispanic, interoceanic, Koranic, manganic, manic, mechanic, messianic, oceanic, organic, panic, Puranic, Romanic, satanic, shamanic, talismanic, titanic, transoceanic, tympanic, volcanic •anthropogenic, arsenic, autogenic, callisthenic (US calisthenic), carcinogenic, cariogenic, cryogenic, erotogenic, eugenic, fennec, hallucinogenic, Hellenic, hypo-allergenic, photogenic, pyrogenic, radiogenic, schizophrenic, telegenic •polytechnic, pyrotechnic, technic •Chetnik •ethnic, multi-ethnic •Selznick •hygienic, scenic •peacenik • beatnik •actinic, clinic, cynic, Finnic, Jacobinic, rabbinic •picnic, pyknic •hymnic • Iznik • Dominic •anachronic, animatronic, bionic, Brythonic, bubonic, Byronic, canonic, carbonic, catatonic, chalcedonic, chronic, colonic, conic, cyclonic, daemonic, demonic, diatonic, draconic, electronic, embryonic, euphonic, harmonic, hegemonic, histrionic, homophonic, hypersonic, iconic, ionic, ironic, isotonic, laconic, macaronic, Masonic, Miltonic, mnemonic, monotonic, moronic, Napoleonic, philharmonic, phonic, Platonic, Plutonic, polyphonic, quadraphonic, sardonic, saxophonic, siphonic, Slavonic, sonic, stereophonic, subsonic, subtonic, symphonic, tectonic, Teutonic, thermionic, tonic, transonic, ultrasonic •Dubrovnik •Munich, Punic, runic, tunic •refusenik • nudnik • kibbutznik •sputnik • Metternich

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