from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a disturbed condition of the system, characterized by excessive buzzing in the ears, the result of overdoses of cinchona or quinine.
Quinine after or during the operation of the pills, in large doses every two or three hours, until deafness or cinchonism ensued, completed the cure.
Hereditary and constitutional taints of sycosis, scrofula, psora, syphilis; mercurianism, cinchonism, iodism and many other forms of chronic poisoning.
If Mercer’s cinchonism was fictitious, why should he have gone to London on Friday to see a specialist?
“He called it cinchonism, and Mercer’s still laid up.
He had then developed, or said he had developed, severe cinchonism, which was a peculiar condition inasmuch as any doctor consulted had only the patient’s word for the symptoms experienced — blindness, shakiness, headache, congestion of the middle ear.
I’m going to town to see a specialist about this damned cinchonism, Linda.