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quinine (kwɪˈniːn Pronunciation for quinine ; US English ˈkwaɪnaɪn) 

Definitions

noun

  1. 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

Word Origin

C19: from Spanish quina cinchona bark, from Quechua kina bark

Example Sentences Including 'quinine'

Air conditioning and quinine have made us smell better and more difficult to wipe out.
Robert Wilson INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
She believed he had gone to Java because of something to do with quinine.
Hilton, John Buxton The Innocents at Home (A Superintendent Kenworthy novel)

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