What does the word chronic mean?

Usage examples for chronic

  1. As might be expected, many of them suffer from chronic rheumatism. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  2. I do not know the percentage of those who depart never to return, but it must be considerable; the land is full of chronic grass- widows. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  3. Some time before these reiterated ceremonies Christmas had been born, and I was grateful to the old mare, whose chronic cough had become one of the sounds of the Island, for he is an ornament, a chum, a companion, and a real character. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
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