quinine water
noun Date: 1953 tonic water

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quinine water — n. TONIC (n. 2a) …   English World dictionary

  • quinine water — noun lime or lemon flavored carbonated water containing quinine • Syn: ↑tonic, ↑tonic water • Hypernyms: ↑soft drink • Substance Holonyms: ↑gin and tonic • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quinine water — carbonated water containing lemon, lime, sweetener, and quinine, often used as a mixer. Also called tonic, tonic water. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • quinine water — qui′nine wa ter n. vin tonic water • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • quinine water — noun (U) AmE a bitter tasting drink often mixed with strong alcoholic drinks such as gin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Quinine — Not to be confused with quinone. Quinine Systematic (IUPAC) name …   Wikipedia

  • Quinine total synthesis — In total synthesis, the Quinine total synthesis describes the efforts in synthesis of quinine over a 150 year period. The development of synthetic quinine is considered a milestone in organic chemistry although it has never been produced… …   Wikipedia

  • quinine — /kwuy nuyn, kwin uyn/ or, esp. Brit., /kwi neen /, n. Chem., Pharm. 1. a white, bitter, slightly water soluble alkaloid, C20H24N2O2, having needlelike crystals, obtained from cinchona bark: used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of resistant… …   Universalium

  • Quinine — The original antimalarial agent, quinine took its name from the Peruvian Indian word kina meaning bark of the tree referring to the cinchona tree. From this tree, quinine was first obtained. The Peruvian Indians called it the fever tree. Quinine …   Medical dictionary

  • quinine — noun /ˈkwaɪnaɪn/ A bitter colourless powder, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria and as an ingredient of tonic water …   Wiktionary

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