Word:

Chronic

Chron´ic
a.1.Relating to time; according to time.
2.Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual.
Chronic disease
one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates.
Adj.1.chronic - being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
Antonyms:
acute - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
2.chronic - having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"
Pronunciation: (KRAW-nik)

Lasting a long time. Chronic diseases develop slowly. Chronic renal failure may develop over many years and lead to end-stage renal disease.

abiding, accepted, accustomed, age-long, aged, ancient, antique, confirmed, customary, deep-dyed, deep-fixed, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, diuturnal, durable, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring, established, evergreen, fast, fixed, habitual, habituated, hardened, hardy, immutable, implanted, incorrigible, inculcated, infixed, ingrained, instilled, intransient, inveterate, irreversible, lasting, long-established, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, macrobiotic, of long duration, of long standing, perdurable, perduring, permanent, perpetual, persisting, remaining, rooted, routine, sempervirent, set, settled, settled in habit, stable, staying, steadfast, thorough, tough, unfading, vital, wonted
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Chromophotolithograph
chromoplast
Chromoplastid
chromosomal
chromosomal aberration
chromosomal anomaly
chromosomal mutation
Chromosome
chromosome mapping
chromosonal disorder
Chromosphere
Chromospheric
Chromotype
Chromous
Chromous acid
Chromule
-- Chronic --
chronic bronchitis
Chronic disease
chronic eczema
chronic gastritis
chronic glaucoma
chronic glossitis
chronic kidney disease (CKD)
chronic kidney failure
chronic leukemia
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic myelocytic leukemia
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
chronic prostatitis
chronic pyelonephritis
chronic renal failure
chronic wasting disease
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