from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pathological condition resulting from an overdose of cinchona bark or its alkaloid derivatives and marked by headache, dizziness, hearing loss, and ringing in the ears.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a disturbed condition of the system, characterized by excessive buzzing in the ears, the result of overdoses of cinchona or quinine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cinchona +‎ -ism


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word cinchonism.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.