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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sing-kuh-niz-uh m, sin-]
    • /ˈsɪŋ kəˌnɪz əm, ˈsɪn-/
    • /sˈɪntʃənˌɪzəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sing-kuh-niz-uh m, sin-]
    • /ˈsɪŋ kəˌnɪz əm, ˈsɪn-/

Definitions of cinchonism word

  • noun cinchonism a condition resulting from an excessive dose of cinchona bark or its alkaloids, characterized chiefly by headache, ringing in the ears, and vomiting 3
  • noun cinchonism a pathological condition resulting from a reaction to or an excessive use of cinchona bark or any of its derivatives, as quinine: it is characterized by headache, ringing in the ears, deafness, etc. 3
  • noun cinchonism poisoning by any of the cinchona alkaloids, characterized by headache, deafness, and ringing in the ears. 1
  • noun cinchonism A pathological condition in humans caused by an overdose of quinine or its natural source, cinchona bark. 0

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Origin of cinchonism

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; cinchon(a) + -ism

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cinchonism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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