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co·caine

 (kō-kān′, kō′kān′)
n.
A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, extracted from coca leaves, sometimes used in medicine as a local anesthetic especially for the eyes, nose, or throat and widely used as an illicit drug for its euphoric and stimulating effects.

[French cocaïne, from coca, coca, from Spanish; see coca.]

cocaine

(kəˈkeɪn) or

cocain

n
(Recreational Drugs) an addictive narcotic drug derived from coca leaves or synthesized, used medicinally as a topical anaesthetic. Formula: C17H21NO4
[C19: from coca + -ine1]

co•caine

(koʊˈkeɪn, ˈkoʊ keɪn)

n.
a bitter, white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from coca leaves, used as a local anesthetic and also widely used as an illicit drug for its stimulant and euphoriant properties.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocaine - a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leavescocaine - a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
basuco - low-grade cocaine mixed with coca paste and cannabis
coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
nose candy, coke, snow, blow, C - street names for cocaine
crack cocaine, tornado, crack - a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
hard drug - a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
Translations
كوكائينكوكايينكُوكاييـن
kokain
kokain
kokaiin
kokaiini
kokain
kokain
kókaín
コカイン
코카인
kokainas
kokaīns
cocaină
kokaín
kokainкокаин
kokain
โคเคน
côcain

cocaine

[kəˈkeɪn]
A. Ncocaína f
B. CPD cocaine addict Ncocainómano/a m/f
cocaine addiction Nadicción f a la cocaína

cocaine

[kəʊˈkeɪn]
ncocaïne f
modif
cocaine habit (= addiction) → dépendance f à la cocaïne
his £300 a day cocaine habit → sa dépendance à la cocaïne qui lui coûtait 300 livres par jour

cocaine

nKokain nt

cocaine

[kəˈkeɪn] ncocaina

cocaine

(kəˈkein) noun
an addictive drug formerly used to deaden pain.

cocaine

كُوكاييـن kokain kokain Kokain κοκαΐνη cocaína kokaiini cocaïne kokain cocaina コカイン 코카인 cocaïne kokain kokaina cocaína кокаин kokain โคเคน kokain côcain 可卡因

co·caine

n. cocaína, narcótico alcaloide adictivo complejo obtenido de las hojas de coca; slang nieve.

cocaine

n cocaína
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