What does Chronic mean?

Definitions for Chronic
ˈkrɒn ɪkChron·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chronic(adj)

    being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

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

  2. chronic, continuing(adj)

    of long duration

    "chronic money problems"

  3. chronic, inveterate(adj)

    habitual

    "a chronic smoker"

Wiktionary

  1. chronic(Noun)

    A chronic one

  2. chronic(Noun)

    Marijuana, typically of high quality.

  3. chronic(Noun)

    A condition of extended duration, either continuous or marked by frequent recurrence. Sometimes implies a condition which worsens with each recurrence, though that is not inherent in the term.

  4. chronic(Adjective)

    That continues over an extended period of time.

  5. chronic(Adjective)

    Prolonged or slow to heal. The opposite of acute.

  6. chronic(Adjective)

    suffering from such affliction

    Chronic patients must learn to live with their condition

  7. chronic(Adjective)

    Inveterate or habitual.

    He's a chronic smoker

  8. chronic(Adjective)

    Very bad, awful.

    That concert was chronic

  9. chronic(Adjective)

    Extremely serious.

    They left him in a chronic condition

  10. chronic(Adjective)

    Good, great, as in "wicked"

    That was cool, chronic in fact

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chronic(adj)

    relating to time; according to time

  2. Chronic(adj)

    continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual

  3. Origin: [L. chronicus, Gr. concerning time, from time: cf. F. chronique.]

Freebase

  1. Chronic

    A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. In medicine, the opposite of chronic is acute. A chronic course is further distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between. The non-communicable diseases are also usually lasting medical conditions but are separated by their non-infectious causes. In contrast, some chronic diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, are caused by transmissible infections. Chronic diseases constitute a major cause of mortality and the World Health Organization reports chronic non-communicable conditions to be by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 35 million deaths in 2005 and over 60% of all deaths. Chronic illnesses cause about 70% of deaths in the US and in 2002 chronic conditions were 6 of the top ten causes of mortality in the general US population. 90% of seniors have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have two or more chronic conditions. For most people, medical conditions do not impair normal activities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chronic

    -al, kron′ik, -al, adj. lasting a long time: of a disease, deep seated or long continued, as opposed to acute.—n. Chron′ic, chronic invalid. [Gr. chronikoschronos, time.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chronic' in Adjectives Frequency: #692

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How to say Chronic in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chronic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chronic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Chronic in a Sentence

  1. Sonia Ancoli-Israel:

    Chronic sleep deprivation has lots of negative consequences.

  2. Rebecca Laws:

    It is undeniable that there will be numerous direct and indirect health effects as a result of climate change, rebecca Laws could be witnessing one such direct health effect, as epidemics of( chronic kidney disease) become more apparent in hot and humid regions throughout the world.

  3. 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.

  4. Bobby Collins:

    This is unusual, because you just don't see squirrel monkeys or non-human primates having rheumatoid arthritis. It's not diagnosed very frequently, and this is a young animal. Most of the time, if you're going to see it in animals, it's older animals, where they've got chronic inflammation.

  5. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser:

    There have been animal studies that show that stress can lead to leaky gut in mice, and studies with clinical depression that have shown the same, but this shows that chronic marital stress can lead to greater gut leakiness, and that leakiness is very much associated with inflammation.

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