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cocainism Syllabification: co·cain·ism
Pronunciation: /kōˈkānizəm/ /ˈkōkəˌnizəm/

Definition of cocainism in English:


(The condition due to) excessive use of or addiction to cocaine.
Example sentences
  • In all of these, it should be used for short periods, and any symptoms of cocainism should be a warning to cease its administration.
  • This question cannot be treated exclusively in reference to alcoholism, morphinism, cocainism, etc., which all reasonable men acknowledge to be evils.
  • In the opinion of the committee, coca chewing must be considered a form of cocainism.

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