When you're chronically exhausted, you just have to do something else.
PCBs have been shown to have chronically toxic effects on the thyroid, stomach, liver, kidneys, and immune system.
The press, which chronically conflates politics and policy, has trouble acknowledging when they dramatically diverge.
People who are chronically stressed are more likely to come down with colds.
For most authors, the chronically suicidal seldom are those who burn themselves to death.
For the fat man is habitually and chronically in that beatific state which comes from over-eating.
Miss Fanny tried not to see her—her eyes were chronically red.
He was able, conscientious, chronically tired, bald and fifty.
She was a facile designer, but her manner was chronically weak.
He was nearly illiterate and occasionally but not chronically alcoholic.
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.
chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.
Marijuana; pot: Smoking a spliff of high-octane chronic (1990s+)