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inveterated (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, of an injury or condition) No longer fresh or recent.
    • 1859, Emil Noeggerath, Contributions to midwifery, and diseases of women and children, page 361:
      "... herb, and extr. bellad. aa. gr. 4, 2, 3, or 4 times a day, was generally successful, even in inveterated cases."
    • 1996, C. Gerber et al., "Latissimus dorsi transfer for the treatment of irreparable tears of the rotator cuff", in The Cuff, →ISBN, page 366:
      "One case had to undergo re-operation because of severe subscapularis deficiency after repair of a complete, inveterated tear. "
    • 2000, W.A. Grana, "Acute Ankle Injuries" in The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, →ISBN, page 236:
      "This is, in fact, the same principle shown by Stener (1962) in his study of inveterated ruptures of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb,..."




  1. simple past tense and past participle of inveterate