Cocaine Definition

kō-kān, kōkān
noun
A crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from dried coca leaves: it was once much used in medicine and dentistry to lessen pain, but it is habit-forming when used as a stimulant.
Webster's New World

(uncountable) A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.

Wiktionary
(countable) Any derivative of cocaine.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
cocain

Other Word Forms of Cocaine

Noun

Singular:
cocaine
Plural:
cocaines

Origin of Cocaine

  • French cocaïne from coca coca from Spanish coca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • coca +‎ -ine. Coca is from Quechua kuka.

    From Wiktionary

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