cocaine
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /koʊˈkeɪn/, /kəˈkeɪn/, /ˈkoʊkeɪn/
Noun

cocaine

  1. (uncountable) A stimulant narcotic, derived from cultivated plants of the genus Erythroxylum, in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.
    • 1891, 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, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
      Frank Urquhart: Cocaine’s awfully expensive stuff, isn't it? Is it worth it?
  2. (countable) Any derivative of cocaine.
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