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chronic
used in 1776

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • Strange it was that the British commander-in-chief, known for his chronic gambling, seemed to give no thought to how his American opponent might play his hand.
    p. 78.9

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