Definition of cocaine in English:


Syllabification: co·caine
Pronunciation: /kōˈkān, ˈkōˌkān


  • An addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local anesthetic.
    • An alkaloid; chemical formula: C17H21NO4
    More 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.
    informal coke, crack (cocaine), blow, freebase, nose candy, rock, snow


mid 19th century: from coca + -ine4.

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