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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kə(ʊ)ˈkeɪn/
Audio (RP) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /koʊˈkeɪn/, /ˈkoʊˌkeɪn/
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- (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.
- (countable) Any derivative of cocaine.
- “cocaine”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “cocaine”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
- cocaine on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- plural of