Definitions for inveterateɪnˈvɛt ər ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chronic, inveterate(adverb)

    habitual

    "a chronic smoker"

  2. chronically, inveterate(adverb)

    in a habitual and longstanding manner

    "smoking chronically"

Wiktionary

  1. inveterate(Verb)

    To fix and settle by long continuance; to entrench.

  2. inveterate(Adjective)

    Old; firmly established by long continuance; of long standing; obstinately deep-rooted; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate habit.

  3. inveterate(Adjective)

    Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.

  4. inveterate(Adjective)

    Malignant; virulent; spiteful.

  5. Origin: From inveteratus, form of inveterare, from in- + veterare, from vetus, form of veteris; latter ancestor to veteran.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inveterate(adj)

    old; long-established

  2. Inveterate(adj)

    firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse

  3. Inveterate(adj)

    having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker

  4. Inveterate(adj)

    malignant; virulent; spiteful

  5. Inveterate(verb)

    to fix and settle by long continuance

  6. Origin: [L. inveteratus, p. p. of inveterare to render old; pref. in- in + vetus, veteris, old. See Veteran.]


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