[ kro-nis-i-tee ]


  1. the fact or quality of being long-lasting, as a disease, condition, or symptom:

    Psychological influences, such as stress, can significantly affect the severity and chronicity of the illness.

  2. the fact or quality of being constant, habitual, or continually recurring:

    The chronicity of bullying is one of its more intriguing features.

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With chronic joblessness, an upswing in poverty and a grand undoing of the social welfare state, the Style Council — backed by their historically punk-grown politics — seemed uniquely suited to coat some agitation in velvet.

She said she was solely focused on what she said were Wayne County’s chronic problems with unbalanced precinct totals.

The country has undergone a profound economic and political crisis, in which people are experiencing widespread poverty and chronic shortages of basic necessities.

The goal is demonstrating to insurance plans that the model can save them a lot of money, so that carriers assign preventive care, and management of chronic conditions to the HEALTHubs.

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The use of these painkillers for chronic pain became commonplace, but by the early 2000s, doctors saw increasing evidence the pills were addictive.

The residue of such cases become chronic, and chronicity almost invariably means subsequent dementia.

Expectancy seems to make it certain that the lesions will come and attention adds to their chronicity.

These have one element in common, that of chronicity, and are likewise the occasion of a progressive wasting of the body.

Symptoms of this sort are especially common in children with intestinal and alimentary disturbances of great chronicity.

These are properly viewed as constituting a condition of chronicity.





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