Definition of chronically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkrɒnɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɑːnɪkli//
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  1. 1if somebody is chronically ill, they are ill for a long time with a disease or condition that is difficult to cure or get rid of a hospital for the chronically ill opposite acutely (3)
  2. 2used to emphasize how serious a situation or an event is; badly Housing was insufficient and chronically overcrowded.