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Loneliness is at once a chronic social ill and a sign of our success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Could chronic back pain be cured with a simple course of antibiotics? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The individuals with certain chronic diseases who lived the longest were the fattest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This growth was driven by a chronic shortage of homes for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For chronic conditions take three times a day between meals until you feel relief. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)He had three major operations to treat chronic lung disease. The Sun (2011)The country faces a crumbling economy and chronic shortages. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Chronic diseases and the flow from social care have the potential to bankrupt the service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It typically causes a chronic ache at the inner elbow and can lead to a weakened grip. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Chronic stress can cause chronic loose bowels and may be a major problem. Coping with Angina (1990)All five victims were frail with chronic medical conditions who had been admitted to hospital after suffering hip fractures. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He underwent surgery after a heart attack three years ago and has a chronic back condition from a polo injury. Times, Sunday Times (2008)People who have suffered acute and chronic anxiety conditions have been to the darkest and most terrifying places in their minds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One was his chronic bad health. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The chronic shortage in the capital is depriving thousands of young workers of the opportunity to have a place of their own. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The chronic pain from back surgery has lifted, but she still suffers from spinal arthritis. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Meditation eases chronic lower back pain, a study suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a chronic shortage of staff, particularly nurses and a tolerance of poor standards. The Sun (2013)A person with a chronic disease or terminal illness gets support from those around them. Christianity Today (2000)A chronic shortage of engineers is further hampering the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The drugs giant cleared the first regulatory hurdle to selling its new treatment for chronic lung disease in America. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Chronic back pain can be soul-destroying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)LAST time we encountered the eccentric but endearing Texan he had chronic back pain. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'chronic'
British English: chronic /ˈkrɒnɪk/ ADJECTIVE
A chronic illness lasts for a very long time.
- American English: chronic
- Arabic: مُزْمِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: crônico
- Chinese: 慢性的
- Croatian: kroničan
- Czech: chronický
- Danish: kronisk
- Dutch: chronisch
- European Spanish: crónico
- Finnish: krooninen
- French: chronique
- German: chronisch
- Greek: χρόνιος
- Italian: cronico
- Japanese: 慢性の
- Korean: 만성의
- Norwegian: kronisk
- Polish: przewlekły
- European Portuguese: crónico
- Romanian: cronic
- Russian: хронический
- Spanish: crónico
- Swedish: kronisk
- Thai: เรื้อรัง
- Turkish: kronik
- Ukrainian: хронічний
- Vietnamese: kinh niên
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