inveterate


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inveterate

 [in-vet´er-it]
confirmed and chronic; long-established and difficult to cure.

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-āt),
Long seated; firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.
[L. in-vetero, pp. -atus, to render old, fr. vetus, old]

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-ăt)
Long seated; firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-ăt)
Firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.
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