chronic
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkɹɒnɪk/
Adjective

chronic

  1. Of a problem, that continues over an extended period of time.
    chronic unemployment; chronic poverty; chronic anger; chronic life
  2. (medicine) Prolonged or slow to heal.
    chronic cough; chronic headache; chronic illness
  3. Of a person, suffering from an affliction that is prolonged or slow to heal.
    Chronic patients must learn to live with their condition.
  4. Inveterate or habitual.
    He's a chronic smoker.
  5. (slang) Very bad, awful.
    That concert was chronic.
  6. (informal) Extremely serious.
    They left him in a chronic condition.
  7. (slang) Good, great; "wicked".
    That was cool, chronic in fact.
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chronic

  1. (slang) Marijuana, typically of high quality.
  2. (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.
  3. A person who is chronic, such as a criminal reoffender or a person with chronic disease.
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