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Definition of inveterate:

  1. Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep- rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
  2. Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
  3. Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
  4. Old; long- established.
  5. To fix and settle by long continuance.


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