chronic(redirected from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD))
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Related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, lung cancer
chronicadjective ceaseless, confirmed, constant, continual, continuing, continuous, cyclical, deep-rooted, deep-seated, drawn out, endless, enduring, entrenched, ever-present, everlasting, extended, forever, habitual, immedicable, incessant, inextinguished, lasting, lingering, long-lived, long-standing, longstanding, maintained, not averruncated, not restorable, of long duration, often, ongoing, perdurable, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persevering, persistent, persisting, prolonged, protracted, recurrent, recurring, regular, repeating, repetitive, resisting, returning, returning at intervals, serious, set, settled, steadfast, stubborn, sustained, unalleviated, unceasing, uncorrectable, undestroyed, undying, unending, unerasable, unfading, unhealable, uninterrupted, unmitigated, unmitigating, unremedied, unremittent, unremitting, unshifting, unslackening, unstopped, unsubsiding, unsuppressed, unvarying, unyielding, virulent, wearing
See also: constant, durable, habitual, incorrigible, inveterate, permanent, perpetual, persistent, stable