chronic : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • a  being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
    chronic indigestion
    a chronic shortage of funds
    a chronic invalid
  • s  of long duration
    chronic money problems
  • s  habitual
    a chronic smoker

  • His chronic disease led him to severe depression and he developed suicidal tendencies.
  • New studies suggest that both chronic strain at work and bad relationships put people at a markedly increased risk of heart trouble.
  • With the burden of chronic disease shifting to poorer nations, that1s a global challenge in its own right.
News & Articles


  • Alphonso Jackson in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • John McCain in BusinessWeek
    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."
  • Andrew Cuomo in Wall Street Journal
    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...

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