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qui·nine

 (kwī′nīn′)
n.
A bitter alkaloid, C20H24N2O2, derived from the bark of several species of cinchona, used usually in the form of its sulfate salt to treat malaria and formerly to treat leg cramps. It is used in the form of its hydrochloride or sulfate salt as a flavoring, especially in tonic water.

quinine

(kwɪˈniːn; US ˈkwaɪnaɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a bitter crystalline alkaloid extracted from cinchona bark, the salts of which are used as a tonic, antipyretic, analgesic, etc, and in malaria therapy. Formula: C20H24N2O2
[C19: from Spanish quina cinchona bark, from Quechua kina bark]

qui•nine

(ˈkwaɪ naɪn, ˈkwɪn aɪn; esp. Brit. kwɪˈnin)

n.
1. a white crystalline alkaloid, C20H24N2O2, obtained from cinchona bark, used chiefly for treating resistant forms of malaria.
2. a salt of this alkaloid, esp. the sulfate.
[1820–30; < Sp quin(a) (< Quechua kina bark) + -ine2]

qui·nine

(kwī′nīn′)
A bitter-tasting, colorless drug derived from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria. See Note at aspirin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinine - a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona barkquinine - a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy
antimalarial, antimalarial drug - a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
quinine water, tonic, tonic water - lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
Translations
كينين: دَواء مُر ضِد المَلاريا
quinina
chinin
kinin
kinino
kinin
kínín
chininas
hinīns
chinín
kinin

quinine

[kwɪˈniːn] Nquinina f

quinine

[kwɪˈniːn] nquinine f

quinine

nChinin nt

quinine

[kwɪˈniːn] nchinino

quinine

(ˈkwiniːn) , ((American) ˈkwainain) noun
a bitter-tasting drug got from the bark of a type of tree, used as a medicine, especially for malaria.

qui·nine

n. quinina, alcaloide que se obtiene de la corteza de una Cinchona usado como antiséptico y antipirético esp. en el tratamiento de paludismo, tifoidea y malaria.

quinine

n quinina
References in classic literature ?
But, since native children have no nerves worth speaking of, in two hours he was lying very contentedly in Petersen Sahib's hammock with Petersen Sahib's shooting-coat under his head, and a glass of warm milk, a little brandy, with a dash of quinine, inside of him, and while the old hairy, scarred hunters of the jungles sat three deep before him, looking at him as though he were a spirit, he told his tale in short words, as a child will, and wound up with:
Then I dosed Garin with iron and quinine, which he hated; and I felt very anxious.
Macarnaght, of the Indian Medical Service, beat her over the head with a gun, before she could understand that she must give room for those who could give quinine.
These are good Departmental drugs - quinine and so on.
Quinine could now be obtained in tabloids; paper soap was a great help towards freshening up one's face in the train.
A selection of medicine, including an ounce of quinine, and one or two small surgical instruments.
Next time anyone went to Papeete I was going to send for some quinine.
You've not taken your quinine," she said, looking up and seeing the tabloids upon the mantelpiece.
Now if I don't get the fever," he said aloud, and at the same moment resolved to go to taking quinine as soon as he was strong enough to dare.
He shared breakfast with Skipper, who, instead of eating, washed down with a cup of coffee fifty grains of quinine wrapped in a cigarette paper, and who complained to the mate that he would have to get under the blankets and sweat out the fever that was attacking him.
By luck of birth possessed of a genial but soft disposition and a splendid constitution, his reputation was that for twenty years he had never missed his day's work nor his six daily quarts of bottled beer, even, as he bragged, when in the German islands, where each bottle of beer carried ten grains of quinine in solution as a specific against malaria.
What you need is quinine, an' I'm goin' to dose you up stiff as soon as we make McGurry.