Associations to the word «Chronic»


CHRONIC, adjective. Of a problem, that continues over an extended period of time.
CHRONIC, adjective. (medicine) Prolonged or slow to heal.
CHRONIC, adjective. Of a person, suffering from an affliction that is prolonged or slow to heal.
CHRONIC, adjective. Inveterate or habitual.
CHRONIC, adjective. (informal) Very bad, awful.
CHRONIC, adjective. (informal) Extremely serious.
CHRONIC, adjective. (informal) Good, great, as in "wicked".
CHRONIC, noun. (slang) Marijuana, typically of high quality.
CHRONIC, noun. (medicine) 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.
CHRONIC, noun. A person who is chronic, such as a criminal reoffender or a person with chronic disease.
CHRONIC CELLULAR DEHYDRATION, noun. (medicine) (biology) The condition of individual cells in a patient suffering from chronic dehydration.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, noun. (pathology) A condition characterized by immune, endocrine and neurologic pathology whose main symptoms are extreme fatigue, extremely low stamina, muscle pain, lymph node swelling, postexertional malaise, and cognitive difficulties.
CHRONIC GRANULOMATOUS DISEASE, noun. (medicine) Any of a group of hereditary defects in the ability of some phagocytes to kill certain bacteria; the resulting infection
CHRONIC LYME, noun. Short for chronic Lyme disease.
CHRONIC LYME DISEASE, noun. A long-term recurring condition that occurs in some persons who have recovered from Lyme disease, resulting in presentation of Lyme-like symptoms.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, noun. (pathology) A group of diseases characterized by the pathological limitation of airflow in the airway that is not fully reversible. May be caused by reactive airways, chronic infection, congenital defects, or, most commonly, cigarette smoking. Generally does not include neoplasms, which could also obstruct airways.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES, noun. Plural of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CHRONIC TOXICITY, noun. The capacity of a substance to cause long-term or delayed adverse health effects.
CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY, noun. (pathology) (neurology) a form of traumatic brain injury; it is a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury

Dictionary definition

CHRONIC, adjective. Being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid".
CHRONIC, adjective. Of long duration; "chronic money problems".
CHRONIC, adjective. Habitual; "a chronic smoker".

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