Origin of chronic
Definition for chronic (2 of 2)
Origin of cronic
Examples from the Web for chronic
She insists, however, that she considers herself separate from victims of chronic abuse.
Underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.
And underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.
And, from the south, chronic wasting disease is poised to decimate the elk herds.
The procedure offered little relief: Chronic pain and infections plagued her.
In the camp hospitals I find diarrhœa more and more prevalent, and in chronic form.The Wound Dresser|Walt Whitman
Chronic ostitis and periostitis denote long-continued and increased vascular supply.
It was on account of the pain he suffered from chronic sciatica.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
Anyway, Olive's benevolent zeal had flagged a little, before the demands made by a chronic case.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
Bella Westerveld, after one of those letters, was more than a chronic shrew; she became a terrible termagant.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for chronic
- very badthe play was chronic
- very serioushe left her in a chronic condition
Word Origin for chronic
Word Origin and History for chronic
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.