Definition of cocaine in English:


Line breaks: co|caine
Pronunciation: /kə(ʊ)ˈkeɪn


[mass noun]
  • An addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local anaesthetic.
    • 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.


mid 19th century: from coca + -ine4.

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