cocaine

See also: cocaïne and cocaïné

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A pile of cocaine powder.

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From coca +‎ -ine, from Quechua kuka.

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cocaine (countable and uncountable, plural cocaines)

  1. (uncountable, pharmacology) An addictive drug derived from coca (Erythroxylum) or prepared synthetically, used sometimes medicinally as a local anesthetic and, often illegally, as a stimulant.
    Synonyms: blow, coke, girl, nose candy, powder, rock, slim, snow, snuff, white lady, yay; see also Thesaurus:cocaine
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia:
      Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker-street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature.
    • 1990, Andrew Davies; Michael Dobbs, House of Cards, season 1, episode 1, spoken by Frank Urquhart (Ian Richardson):
      Cocaine’s awfully expensive stuff, isn't it? Is it worth it?
  2. (countable) Any derivative of cocaine.

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cocaine f

  1. plural of cocaina

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