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or free-base (frē′bās′)
v. free·based, free·bas·ing, free·bas·es or free-based or free-bas·ing or free-bas·es
1. To purify (cocaine) by treating its powdered hydrochloride form with an alkaloid solution such as ammonia and then using a heated solvent to separate out the precipitate.
2. To use (cocaine purified in this way) by smoking it or by inhaling the fumes after burning it.
To prepare or use cocaine purified in this way.
Cocaine purified by this method.

free′bas′er n.


(Recreational Drugs) a person who prepares or uses freebase cocaine
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This study focused exclusively on heavy crack users and freebasers and found that even these chronic bingers were able to regulate their use.
and yet far less crime, including "alcohol-related crime." Even in our own culture it is clear that while unemployed ghetto crack users often commit predatory crimes, affluent freebasers who smoke up all their money do not become muggers.