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I know terrorism is real. And I know fear of it distorts public judgment. Terrorism is like a chronic illness. We have to learn to contain it and live with it.
Yochai Benkler

Meaning of "chronic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHRONIC

From Latin chronicus relating to time, from Greek khronikos, from khronos time.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHRONIC

chronic  [ˈkrɒnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHRONIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chronic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHRONIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chronic

Chronic may refer to: ▪ Chronic, a condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects ▪ Chronic toxicity, a substance with toxic effects after continuous or repeated exposure ▪ The Chronic, a 1992 album by Dr. Dre ▪ The Chronic 2001, aka 2001, a 1999 album by Dr. Dre...

Definition of chronic in the English dictionary

The first definition of chronic in the dictionary is continuing for a long time; constantly recurring. Other definition of chronic is inveterate; habitual. Chronic is also very bad.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHRONIC


Aaronic
ɛəˈrɒnɪk
anachronic
ˌænəˈkrɒnɪk
animatronic
ˌænɪməˈtrɒnɪk
boronic
bɔːˈrɒnɪk
Byronic
baɪˈrɒnɪk
diachronic
ˌdaɪəˈkrɒnɪk
electronic
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
hadronic
hædˈrɒnɪk
heterochronic
ˌhɛtərəʊˈkrɒnɪk
hyaluronic
ˌhaɪəlʊˈrɒnɪk
hydronic
haɪˈdrɒnɪk
ironic
aɪˈrɒnɪk
mechatronic
ˌmɛkəˈtrɒnɪk
microelectronic
ˈmaɪkrəʊɪlekˈtrɒnɪk
moronic
mɔːˈrɒnɪk
optoelectronic
ˌɒptəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
saronic
səˈrɒnɪk
synchronic
sɪnˈkrɒnɪk
Tiptronic
tɪpˈtrɒnɪk
vibronic
vaɪˈbrɒnɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHRONIC

chronaxie
chronaxy
chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic wasting disease
chronical
chronically
chronicity
chronicle
chronicle play
chronicler
Chronicles
chronobiologic
chronobiologist
chronobiology
chronogram
chronogrammatic
chronogrammatical
chronogrammatically
chronograph
chronographer

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHRONIC

acoustoelectronic
aleuronic
cistronic
Decameronic
gyronic
iconic
interelectronic
macaronic
mesenteronic
neuronic
neutronic
nonelectronic
oxymoronic
peristeronic
photoelectronic
polycistronic
technetronic
tironic
tyronic
unironic

Synonyms and antonyms of chronic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHRONIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chronic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chronic

Translation of «chronic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHRONIC

Find out the translation of chronic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chronic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chronic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

慢性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crónico
570 millions of speakers

English

chronic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُزْمِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хронический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crônico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দীর্ঘকালস্থায়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chronique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kronik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chronisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慢性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

만성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kronis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kinh niên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாள்பட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीव्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kronik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cronico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przewlekły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хронічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cronic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρόνιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chroniese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kronisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kronisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chronic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRONIC»

The term «chronic» is very widely used and occupies the 9.189 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRONIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chronic

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHRONIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chronic.
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David Agus
Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty.
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Kurt Andersen
The mistrust of government that blossomed in the late '60s has become a chronic and in some ways pathological condition.
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Loni Anderson
My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related.
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Scott Anderson
My father suffered from chronic wanderlust. When I was 14, he set out on a yearlong road trip across Europe and Asia - and decided to take me along for company.
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Phil Anselmo
You can only exist as far as your mind will allow you to exist, and I think chronic pain will stop time dead in its tracks. You feel like you're the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself type feelings.
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Dale Archer
Post traumatic stress disorder starts out with nightmares, flashbacks and actually reliving the event. And this happens over and over and over and over in your mind. If you let it go on, it can become chronic and become hard if not impossible to treat.
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Yochai Benkler
I know terrorism is real. And I know fear of it distorts public judgment. Terrorism is like a chronic illness. We have to learn to contain it and live with it.
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David D. Burns
Powerful new drug-free treatments have been developed for depression and for every conceivable type of anxiety, such as chronic worrying, shyness, public speaking anxiety, test anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. The goal of the treatment is not just partial improvement but full recovery.
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Kris Carr
Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress.
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James Carville
I think the Democratic Party has the chronic problem of appearing to be weak, of not standing and fighting for what it believes in, not fighting for its own.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHRONIC»

Discover the use of chronic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chronic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Care
This text is an indispensible tool, helping nursing students and health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills for competent quality care.
Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson, 2013
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Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
This Book Is Designed To Teach Students About The Whole Client Or Patient Versus The Physical Status Of The Client With Chronic Illness.
Ilene Morof Lubkin, Pamala D. Larsen, 2011
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Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation: A ...
Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation-a companion to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney-covers all clinical management issues relevant to chronic kidney disease.
Jonathan Himmelfarb, Mohamed H. Sayegh, 2010
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Chronic Sorrow: A Living Loss
This book fills a void in the literature; and attempts to develop a comprehensive analysis of chronic sorrow that will secure its position within the field of grief and loss.
Susan Roos, 2002
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From Acute to Chronic Back Pain: Risk Factors, Mechanisms, ...
These work by closely targeting treatment modalities to patients' needs. However, many aspects of how acute pain becomes chronic pain remain unexplained.
Monika I. Hasenbring, Adina C. Rusu, Dennis C. Turk, 2012
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The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from ...
This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web.
J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, 2012
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Conquering Chronic Disorganization
Conquering Chronic Disorganization tells the story of chronically disorganized people who ending their chronic disorganizatioin by using innovative organizing methods.
Judith Kolberg, 2007
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CBT for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care: A Workbook and ...
Based on materials prepared for a Cancer Network sponsored training programme and modified to address the needs of a larger client population of people experiencing psychological distress due to physical ill-health, this innovative workbook ...
Nigel Sage, Michelle Sowden, Elizabeth Chorlton, 2008
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Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy ...
By presenting the basic, proven-effective CBT methods used in each treatment, such as stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy and cognitive restructuring, this guide can be used to treat all chronic pain conditions with success ...
John Otis, 2007
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Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives
This comprehensive text provides readers with an excellent basis for examining current hypotheses regarding chronic disease epidemiology.
Randall E. Harris, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHRONIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chronic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span. Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life ... «WebMD, Jul 15»
2
12 Things Not to Say to Someone Who Has a Chronic Illness
1. "At least it's not cancer." You're right! Every day I am so insanely grateful that it's not [X horrible disease], but that doesn't mean I want to be ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jul 15»
3
Get Moving: Chronic Illness and the Benefits of Exercise
Woman wearing running shoes on the park True or false: If you're coping with a chronic illness, exercise can be one way to manage your ... «GoodTherapy.org, Jul 15»
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Health Matters: Managing chronic conditions a savings program
A health check by the CDC highlights the high cost of chronic disease. It accounts for 86% of our nation's health care costs. Many people are ... «NBC2 News, Jul 15»
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ACA Prompts Shift in Hospitals' Approach to Chronic Disease Care
Payment reforms and new delivery models under the Affordable Care Act have shifted the way U.S. hospitals treat chronic conditions, changing ... «California Healthline, Jul 15»
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Research and Markets: B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia …
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Pipeline Insights provides the in-depth analysis of the pipeline assets across the B-Cell Chronic ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
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Redefining Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
To the Editor The Institute of Medicine (IOM) proposed a new name (systemic exertion intolerance disease) and diagnostic criteria for myalgic ... «JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jul 15»
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'Chronic' underinvestment hampering progress in manufacturing …
Mr Longworth said three structural problems were hurting manufacturers, including “chronic” underinvestment in businesses, reflecting a lack of ... «East Anglian Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Chronic kidney disease Serious adverse effects associated with IV …
Iron-deficiency anaemia is very common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Primary findings from the REVOKE study now show that ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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B-Lymphocyte Depletion in Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic
Background: Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disease of unknown etiology. We previously reported a pilot ... «ProHealth, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chronic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chronic>. Dec 2019 ».
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