"a chronic smoker"
in a habitual and longstanding manner
To fix and settle by long continuance; to entrench.
Old; firmly established by long continuance; of long standing; obstinately deep-rooted; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate habit.
Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
Origin: From inveteratus, form of inveterare, from in- + veterare, from vetus, form of veteris; latter ancestor to veteran.
firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse
having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker
malignant; virulent; spiteful
to fix and settle by long continuance
Origin: [L. inveteratus, p. p. of inveterare to render old; pref. in- in + vetus, veteris, old. See Veteran.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-vet′ėr-āt, adj. firmly established by long continuance: deep-rooted, confirmed in any habit: violent.—adv. Invet′erately.—ns. Invet′erateness, Invet′eracy, firmness produced by long use or continuance. [L. inveterāre, -ātum, to grow old—in, in, vetus, veteris, old.]
The numerical value of inveterate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of inveterate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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