(Cin"cho*nism) n. [From Cinchona.] (Med.) A condition produced by the excessive or
long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.
(Cin"cho*nize) v. t. To produce cinchonism in; to poison with quinine or with cinchona.
(Cin`cin*na"ti ep"och) (Geol.) An epoch at the close of the American lower Silurian
system. The rocks are well developed near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group includes the Hudson River and
Lorraine shales of New York.
(Cinc"ture) n. [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]
1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.
2. That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. "Within the cincture of one wall." Bacon.
3. (Arch.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.