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 for chronic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chronic \Chron"ic\, a. [L. chronicus, Gr. ? concerning time,
     from ? time: cf. F. chronique.]
     1. Relating to time; according to time.
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     2. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual.
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     Chronic disease, one which is inveterate, of long
        continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an
        acute disease, which speedly terminates.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long
             suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of
             funds"; "a chronic invalid" [ant: acute]
      2: of long duration; "chronic money problems" [syn: chronic,
      3: habitual; "a chronic smoker" [syn: chronic, inveterate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "chronic":
     abiding, accepted, accustomed, age-long, aged, ancient, antique,
     confirmed, constant, continuing, customary, deep-dyed, deep-fixed,
     deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, diuturnal,
     durable, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring, established, evergreen, fast,
     fixed, habitual, habituated, hardened, hardy, immutable, implanted,
     incorrigible, inculcated, infixed, ingrained, instilled,
     intransient, inveterate, irreversible, lasting, lingering,
     long-established, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing,
     long-term, longeval, longevous, macrobiotic, of long duration,
     of long standing, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent,
     perpetual, persistent, persisting, remaining, rooted, routine,
     sempervirent, set, settled, settled in habit, stable, staying,
     steadfast, thorough, tough, unfading, vital, wonted

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