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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vet·er·ate /ɪnˈvɛt(ə)rət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·vet·er·ate /ɪnˈvɛtərət, ˈvɛtrət/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vet·er·ate a.
 1. Old; long-established. [Obs.]
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vet·er·ate v. t. To fix and settle by long continuance. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker" [syn: chronic,
             confirmed, habitual, inveterate(a)]