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chronic
used in The Color Purple

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • Of course they did not know this, they only wanted to take the land for rubber, but the Olinka have been eating yams to prevent malaria and to control chronic blood disease for thousands and thousands of years.

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