Chronic

The word chronic is used to refer to a condition, disease, or disorder that persists (or has persisted) over a long period of time, usually involving only very slow and gradual changes of symptoms.

The word chronic does not include any information about the severity of the condition, which might be severe and extremely debilitating, or it might be mild and hardly noticeable.

For comparison, consider the meaning of the word: acute.



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