caffeinism

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ka fēniz əm, kafē niz′-, kafē ə-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
caf•fein•ism  (ka fēniz əm, kafē niz′-, kafē ə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Medicine, Nutrition, Pathologychronic toxicity caused by excessive intake of caffeine, characterized by anxiety, irritability, palpitations, insomnia, and digestive disturbances.
  • caffeine + -ism 1885–90

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