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  • n. the condition of being chronic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being chronic or of long continuance; permanence.


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  • While rescue inhalers may be necessary for some in the acute phase of asthma, the chronic use of inhaled steroids can be avoided in many cases by using green therapies that have a positive track record for reducing the chronicity and severity of asthma.

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  • For people attuned to nature and the changing seasons, especially for farmers or animal-keepers, the war snagged time on barbed wire, forced them to live by mere chronicity, instead of real time, the time of wheat, wolf, and otter.

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  • Understanding the chronicity and what to do about it is the issue.

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  • It's easy to make jokes about "preschool depression" -- students get it every time the alarm rings -- but finding depression, "relapses," "chronicity" and "treatment resistance" in three-year-olds is not funny.

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  • And they said it ` s used for chronicity and not for the acute.

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  • But I think that ` s something that I thought about and as I ` ve thought about the chloroform issue over the last few months since it ` s been brought up, I ` ve often wondered if that isn ` t where the prosecution is going to see if they can show that there ` s chronicity of use of the drug and that.

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think if it ` s been used over and over, you can see it in chronicity (ph).

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think if it ` s been used over and over, you can see it in chronicity.

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  • Antonina and Jan had learned to live on seasonal time, not mere chronicity.

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  • And then you add the chronicity of the fatigue, the long hours, the difficult conditions, the separation and all those things together then I think add to that stress reaction that some people have.

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