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1    continuing for a long time; constantly recurring  
2    (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration  
   Compare       acute       7  
3    inveterate; habitual  
a chronic smoker     
4    Informal  
a    very bad  
the play was chronic     
b    very serious  
he left her in a chronic condition     
     (C15: from Latin chronicus relating to time, from Greek khronikos, from khronos time)  
  chronically      adv  
  chronicity      n  

chronic fatigue syndrome  
      n   a condition characterized by painful muscles and general weakness, sometimes persisting long after a viral illness,   (Also called)    myalgic encephalomyelitis, postviral syndrome     (Abbrev.)    CFS  
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