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chronic

Medicine (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration

chronic

[′krän·ik]
(medicine)
Long-continued; of long duration.
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They came to a stand a short distance away and yelled taunting oaths at the boy with the chronic sneer.
Smash 'im, Jimmie, kick deh damn guts out of 'im," yelled Pete, the lad with the chronic sneer, in tones of delight.
She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
how short-sighted you all are to be discussing education and plans for the future, when this unhappy child is so plainly marked for the tomb," sighed Aunt Myra, with a lugubrious sniff and a solemn wag of the funereal bonnet, which she refused to remove, being afflicted with a chronic catarrh.
As for the ladies, the elder among them existed in a state of chronic protest against Lady Lundie, and the younger were absorbed in the essentially serious occupation of considering and comparing their wedding-dresses.
She jest seems to have been born with a sort of chronic spite agin men and Methodists.
This was one of his parts in the popular comedy he was performing, -- a make-up he had adopted and which suited him about as well as the masks worn on the classic stage by paternal actors, who seen from one side, were the image of geniality, and from the other showed lips drawn down in chronic ill-temper.
Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and respiratory disease, according to the the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, published in the Lancet.
In recent years, however, a greater understanding of the causes and consequences of chronic diseases has emerged, and researchers continue to identify effective programs and policies to reduce the risk of chronic disease or to control their results, according to the editors of APHA's newly released third edition of "Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control.
Chronic diseases lead to seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States,--killing more than 1.
Incidence, prognosis, and risk factors for fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents: a prospective community study.
So I thought it was time to write about what chronic means.