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    inveterate

    inveterate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inveterate

    Definition
    (adj) habitual
    Synonyms : chronic
    Example Sentence
    • a chronic smoker
    Definition
    (adv) in a habitual and longstanding manner
    Synonyms : chronically
    Example Sentence
    • smoking chronically
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inveterate

In this word. we have a root ie.. veter--that have lasted a long time and seem likely to continue. This itself gives an idea of the meaning.

World war II veterans. veter is a root which means for a long time

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in + veter (water) + ate -> even in water (flood) a deeply rooted tree will stand still...

Inveterate = in wet(vet) ra tea tagudam...its a habitual, deeply rooted, firmly established thing to have when the climate is wet..

He had the habit of collecting information about different animals and he chose to study vet (veterinary) as his professional course.

invert + rate >>> yane jab koi shopkeeper ya koi bhaji wala rate bolata hai, tab womens ko AADAT(habitual) hoti hai bhaav karne ki

Inveterate = In + better + ate; He ated in good manner so he will lasting long.

These veteran smokers are inveterate smokers

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