Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: cocaine and cocaïné



cocaïne (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cocaine
    • 1870, Watts, Henry, “COCAÏNE”, in A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences, page 1059:
      Cocaïne is prepared by digesting coca leaves with 85 per cent. alcohol containing a small quantity of sulphuric acid, mixing the expressed mass with milk of lime, neutralising the filtrate with sulphuric acid, evaporating off the alcohol, mixing the residue with water, precipitating the resulting yellow-brown solution with carbonate of sodium, treating the brown precipitate of impure cocaïne with ether, and evaporating. Cocaïne then remains, partly amorphous, partly crystalline, and may be purified by repeated treatment with alcohol.
    • 1886, Landolt, Edmund, The Refraction and Accommodation of the Eye and Their Anomalies, page 571:
      Cocaïne.—Let us mention, finally, cocaïne as the most recent mydriatric we possess.
    • 1887, Transactions of the New York Odontological Society, page 57:
      When cocaïne is injected beneath the skin, the filaments of the sensory nerves which ramify throughout its substance lose their power of conduction, and local anesthesia is the result.
    • 1894, Journal of the Chemical Society, page 394:
      Cocaïne, in addition to its action as an anæsthetic, produces a very marked change in liver, which is characterised by a great increase in the volume of that organ and a specific degeneration of the liver cells.
    • 1914, Holleman, Arnold Frederick, A Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry, page 586:
      On account of its use as a local anæsthetic, cocaïne is the best known of the alkaloids present in coca-leaves (Erythroxylon coca).
    • 1919, Text-book of chemistry, page 427:
      When boiled with water, cocaïne is hydrolyzed into benzoylecgonine, C16H19NO4, and methylic alcohol.
    • 1924, Hepworth, Harry, Chemical Synthesis: Studies in the Investigation of Natural Organic Products, page 224:
      Cocaïne is used in medicine usually in the form of its hydrochloride, as a rapid local anæsthetic.




Borrowed from French cocaïne. Equivalent to coca +‎ -ine.


  • IPA(key): /ˌkoː.kaːˈi.nə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: co‧caï‧ne or‧co‧ca‧ine
  • Rhymes: -inə


cocaïne f (uncountable)

  1. cocaine (narcotic derived from coca plants)
    Zeg maar, hoeveel cocaïne wil je?
    Just say it, how much cocaine do you want?




coca +‎ -ine


cocaïne f (plural cocaïnes)

  1. cocaine (the drug)

Further reading[edit]