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cocaine

Syllabification: co·caine
Pronunciation: /kōˈkān
 
, ˈkōˌkān
 
/

Definition of cocaine in English:

noun

An addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local anesthetic.
Example sentences
  • All this time would be much better used in trying to catch those selling heroin or cocaine, drugs which kill.
  • This is a pathetic argument, as everybody knows drugs like heroin and cocaine destroy lives.
  • When I was sixteen I went to clubs and took ecstasy, cocaine or any other drugs connected to that scene.
Synonyms
informal coke, crack (cocaine), blow, freebase, nose candy, rock, snow

Origin

mid 19th century: from coca + -ine4.

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