chronic chronic  /ˈkrɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  2. (adj) of long duration
  3. (adj) habitual

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • His chronic disease led him to severe depression and he developed suicidal tendencies.

News

  1. Chronic drinking and exposure to particulate matter dramatically decreases lung function

    Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs by removing particulates. Chronic drinking causes persistent oxidative stress in the lungs, leading to impaired AM function. A new rodent study shows that chronic drinking appears to intensify lung damage caused by particulate matter.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Chronic drinking + exposure to particulate matter dramatically decreases lung function

    ( Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research ) Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs by removing particulates. Chronic drinking causes persistent oxidative stress in the lungs, leading to impaired AM function. A new rodent study shows that chronic drinking appears to intensify lung damage caused by particulate matter.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

    Title: Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds Category: Health News Created: 6/11/2013 4:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

Quotes

  1. In announcing his departure, Jackson said that in his time at HUD, "We have helped families keep their homes. We have transformed public housing. We have reduced chronic homelessness. And we have preserved affordable housing and increased minority...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Alphonso Jackson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. McCain added that Americans must work to protect their own health and the health of their children, doing "everything we can to prevent expensive, chronic disease."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: John McCain Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The chronic dysfunction of Albany metathesized into the corruption of Albany, and it was a bipartisan affliction," Mr. Cuomo said. "We stand today next to one of the historic monuments of government corruption, unfortunately Albany's antics...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Wall Street Journal

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