A chronically ill person is one who is always sick or who has a long-term illness. This means that the person is always having to go to the doctor, and they are usually unable to work.

  • He is chronically ill and can't work.

  • She has a chronically ill child, and she has to take him to the doctor all the time.

Definition of chronically


in a habitual and longstanding manner




in a slowly developing and long lasting manner

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Example Sentences for chronically

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    The disease is chronic and progressive, and resulting in paralysis.

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    The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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    The treatment of chronic liver disease depends on the cause.

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    Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a chronic debilitating disease of the oral cavity.

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    He continues to innovate in urgent and chronic health needs around the world.

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    The opposite of chronic is acute.

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    The pattern is chronic and inexcusable.

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    He suffered from chronic diabetics.

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    Currently the chronic use subsection is not in the article.

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    The challenges are chronic, to the extreme of being pathological.