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coke1

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Pronunciation: /kəʊk
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A solid fuel made by heating coal in the absence of air so that the volatile components are driven off.
Example sentences
  • The production of charcoal by heating wood in the absence of air and of coke by heating coal in the absence of air were both well known to ancient peoples.
  • The coke is oxidized to carbon dioxide, which changes to carbon monoxide at high temperatures.
  • In this reaction, the decomposition products of coke react with the metal oxide to produce carbon dioxide and the pure metal.

verb

[with object] (usually as noun coking) Back to top  
Convert (coal) into coke: [as modifier]: a coking plant
More example sentences
  • We used to use charcoal, but then we learned how to run coal through coking ovens.
  • These phenolic substances form a major part of environmental pollutants that are produced in petroleum refining, coking and coal conversion, chemical plants, foundries, and pulp and paper plants.
  • The former coking plant was the scene of bitter clashes between striking pit workers and police in 1984-a confrontation which included NUM President Arthur Scargill's arrest.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'charcoal'): of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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coke2

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Pronunciation: /kəʊk
 
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noun

Informal term for cocaine.
Example sentences
  • Coke can be hard or soft depending on whether its user is an outgoing party-boy/girl, or an unstable type who needs the coke to become an interesting person.
  • Was it an implication that I am a pothead, or a coke addict?
  • It was coke, it was freebased cocaine, which is like homemade crack, really is what it is, and you smoke it.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

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Coke3

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Pronunciation: /kəʊk
 
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noun

trademark
Short for Coca-Cola.
Example sentences
  • There are now more non-cola drinks than there are Cokes.
  • Laid out on the table were bottles of alcohol, sodas, Cokes and crisps.
  • Heartened by this ambience and my recent clean bill of health, I order an apple pie and a large Coke.

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