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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An attitude, a tattoo and a supply of crack cocaine.
▪ He was on crack cocaine at the time.
▪ In recent weeks, drugs squad officers have seized quantities of crack cocaine in Gloucester and Stroud.
▪ When he did, the passenger, Jerry Wilson, dropped crack cocaine to the ground.
▪ Arrests for sale or possession of crack cocaine jumped from 41 in 1991 to 119 last year.
▪ A man found at the house, Ronald Lerma, 29, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a crack cocaine pipe.
▪ Information gathered by the national criminal intelligence service reveals a growing use of crack cocaine in the Shire counties.
▪ Like crack cocaine for the soul, Charlie's Angels delivers shameful, addictive, and no doubt tremendously harmful fun.
▪ He's a cocaine addict, and recently his behaviour has deteriorated rapidly.
▪ Rank, a cocaine addict, commits suicide, but his followers continue his work.
▪ Irvin is on probation after pleading no contest in July to a felony charge of cocaine possession.
▪ Irvin served a five-game suspension this season after pleading no contest to felony cocaine possession.
▪ A jury in Sacramento convicted Vernon Watts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute but acquitted him of a firearms charge.
▪ It was a memorable return for the man who seemed to have ended his career a convicted cocaine user in Naples.
▪ That is the population of crack cocaine users.
▪ That compares with an estimated 200,000 cocaine users and seizures by the police went up last year by 3,500%.
▪ Several months ago, another student was asked to leave after being found with cocaine.
▪ Police raiding the riverboat party had found cocaine, ecstacy tablets, amphetamines and cannabis resin.
▪ Police found heroin and cocaine in the car, Thayer said.
▪ Medical experts told the court that they found cocaine and half a bottle of whisky in Kim Brockwell's body.
▪ Almaraz said they were drug traffickers from the north and were found with guns and cocaine.
▪ Police found cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the room.
▪ In recent weeks, drugs squad officers have seized quantities of crack cocaine in Gloucester and Stroud.
▪ He admitted to smuggling 20 tons of cocaine and pinned Noriega to the shipments.
▪ Subsequent drug tests revealed the boys had used cocaine, police said.
▪ According to his affidavit, Angela admitted to him that she had started using cocaine in April 1995.
drug/dope/cocaine etc fiend
▪ It was bad to see him that way, angry and shivering a little like a dope fiend.
▪ We pour another glass and vent our spleen on drug barons and dope fiends.
▪ And all of them trained in the same swamps crisscrossed by cocaine cowboys.
▪ Control over the distribution of cocaine has been settled in the hillside slum communities.
▪ He stands accused of possessing cocaine and marijuana.
▪ It was a memorable return for the man who seemed to have ended his career a convicted cocaine user in Naples.
▪ J., the previous month on drug charges, and that she had fingered Felix as her cocaine facilitator.
▪ Police raided a hotel room after the two men met there and found traces of cocaine.
▪ Smuggler swallowed thirty bags of cocaine.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cocaine \Co"ca*ine\, n. (Chem.) A powerful narcotic alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain. It is classified as addictive and is not available in the U. S. without a prescription, but is nevertheless one of the most widespread illegal drugs of abuse. It is used in several forms, including small pellets of free base, called crack. Most of the cacaine illegally used in the U.S. is imported.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1874, from Modern Latin cocaine (1856), coined by Albert Niemann of Gottingen University from coca (from Quechua cuca) + chemical suffix -ine (2). A medical coinage, the drug was used 1870s as a local anaesthetic for eye surgery, etc. "It is interesting to note that although cocaine is pronounced as a disyllabic word it is trisyllabic in its formation." [Flood]


n. 1 (context uncountable English) A stimulant narcotic, derived from cultivated plants of the genus (taxlink Erythroxylum genus noshow=1), in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose. 2 (context countable English) Any derivative of cocaine.


n. a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive [syn: cocain]

Cocaine (song)

"Cocaine" is a song written and recorded in 1976 by JJ Cale, who was until then a little known country blues singer with a particular relaxed style. Both Cale and the song became famous when a cover version was recorded by Eric Clapton. The song was featured in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch, and in the 2005 films Lord of War and Bad News Bears.

Cocaine (drink)

Cocaine is a highly caffeinated energy drink distributed by Redux Beverages. It contains more caffeine than rival energy drinks Red Bull and Rockstar, symbolized by three and a half steer heads on the label. Aside from caffeine, the label claims 750 milligrams of taurine, another common ingredient found in many energy drinks.


Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug. It is commonly snorted, inhaled, or injected into the veins. Mental effects may include loss of contact with reality, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms may include a fast heart rate, sweating, and large pupils. High doses can result in very high blood pressure or body temperature. Effects begin within seconds to minutes of use and last between five and ninety minutes. Cocaine has a small number of accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery.

Cocaine is addictive due to its effect on the reward pathway in the brain. After a short period of use, there is a high risk that dependence will occur. Its use also increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, lung problems in those who smoke it, blood infections, and sudden cardiac death. Cocaine sold on the street is commonly mixed with local anesthetics, cornstarch, quinine, or sugar which can result in additional toxicity. Following repeated doses a person may have decreased ability to feel pleasure and be very physically tired.

Cocaine acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. This results in greater concentrations of these three neurotransmitters in the brain. It can easily cross the blood–brain barrier and may lead to the breakdown of the barrier. Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca plant which are mostly grown in South America. In 2013, 419 kilograms were produced legally. It is estimated that the illegal market for cocaine is 100 to 500 billion USD each year. With further processing crack cocaine can be produced from cocaine.

After cannabis, cocaine is the most frequently used illegal drug globally. Between 14 and 21 million people use the drug each year. Use is highest in North America followed by Europe and South America. Between one and three percent of people in the developed world use cocaine at some point in their life. In 2013 cocaine use directly resulted in 4,300 deaths, up from 2,400 in 1990. The leaves of the coca plant have been used by Peruvians since ancient times. Cocaine was first isolated from the leaves in 1860. Since 1961 the international Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs has required countries to make recreational use of cocaine a crime.

Cocaine (disambiguation)

Cocaine is a naturally occurring organic alkaloid present in the leaves of the coca plant.

Cocaine may also refer to:

  • Cocaine (PaaS), an open source project
  • Cocaine (album), a 2009 album by Z-Ro
  • Cocaine (drink), a highly caffeinated energy drink that does not contain the alkaloid cocaine
  • Cocaine (film), a 1922 British crime film directed by Graham Cutts
  • " Cocaine" (song), a 1976 song by J.J. Cale, later covered by Eric Clapton
  • Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography, a 2002 book by Dominic Streatfeild
  • "Cocaine", a poem by Patti Smith in her 1972 book Seventh Heaven
  • "Coke'n", a 2002 song by Izzy Stradlin on On Down the Roadalbum
Cocaine (data page)

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Cocaine (album)

Cocaine is the thirteenth solo album by Z-Ro. Guests include Lil' O, Mike D, Big Pokey, Lil' Flip, Billy Cook, Gucci Mane, and Chris Ward.

Cocaine (film)

Cocaine is a 1922 British crime film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Hilda Bayley, Flora Le Breton, Ward McAllister and Cyril Raymond. A melodrama – it depicts the distribution of cocaine by gangsters through a series of London nightclubs and the revenge sought by a man after the death of his daughter.

Because of its depiction of drug use, it was the most controversial British film of the 1920s. It was feared by the authorities that it might encourage the spread of narcotics. However, as the film had a clear message about the dangers of using drugs, it was eventually passed by the censors in June 1922 and released in some cinemas under the alternative title While London Sleeps.

The Chinese gangster Min Fu was reportedly based on a real-life criminal Brilliant Chang.

Cocaine (PaaS)

Cocaine (Configurable Omnipotent Custom Applications Integrated Network Engine) is an open source PaaS system for creating custom cloud hosting apps that are similar to Google App Engine or Heroku.

Any library or service can be implemented as a service in Cocaine using a special API. Several indispensable services have already been implemented this way, including a service for detecting a user's region or language, a service for accessing MongoDB storage, and a URL fetcher.

Usage examples of "cocaine".

So I started to work with them and, from the time I did my first study, I was surprised to see that the brains of the cocaine abusers had very severe changes.

This exclusive club of cocaine abusers gradually began to recruit new members and, by 1959, 30 heroin addicts in theUKhad tried cocaine.

He immediately wrote to Martha, warning her that he thought Fleischl-Marxow may have become addicted to cocaine and that she should be very careful when taking the sample he had sent her lest she did the same.

He stood by his assertion that cocaine could be useful in the process of weaning opium addicts from their addiction, justifiying this statement by asserting that cocaine would be addictive only to a certain type of weak personality.

Cocaine has a high addictive potential because of the speed with which it blocks the dopamine transporters.

Of course, he was writing about coca, not cocaine, but the moment the alkaloid was isolated from the leaf they were assumed to be one and the same.

A side interest, though it was a deep one, had led me in 1884 to obtain from Merck what was then a little known alkaloid, cocaine, and to study its physiological action.

Chapare leaf meanwhile - large, high in alkaloid and no good for chewing at all - was excellent for processing into cocaine paste.

On the central allegation, he was convinced that Jordan had not taken cocaine.

The bundles of cash she stuffed into her purse, and the Baggie of cocaine she emptied into the toilet, which she patiently flushed three times.

So Bonaire became a pumping station in the cocaine pipeline into the United States, and there was so much money, people would kill to protect it.

He would no more abandon the Soviet Union than a drugger would abandon the source of his cocaine.

The blood sample we took at Rockdale was positive for alcohol, cannabis, heroin, methadone, flunitrazepam, diazepam, cocaine and LSD.

Also, it was in the interests of those who knew how to convert cocaine into freebase not to spread it around too much.

In fact making cocaine freebase was so simple that any number of chemicals could be used, the only key element being that you mix your coke with an alkali strong enough to leach off the hydrochloride.