Inveterate

Definition of Inveterate

In`vet´er`ate
a.1.
1.Old; long-established.
It is an inveterate and received opinion.
- Bacon.
2.Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
Heal the inveterate canker of one wound.
- Shak.
3.Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
4.Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
v. t.1.To fix and settle by long continuance.

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