Cocaine meaning

kō-kān, kōkān
A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid, C17 H21 NO4 , 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.
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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.
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A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid, C17 H21 NO4 , 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.
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A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid extracted from coca leaves. Cocaine is sometimes used in medicine as a local anesthetic, especially for the eyes, nose, or throat. It is also widely used as an illicit drug for its euphoric and stimulating effects. Chemical formula: C17H21NO4.
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(uncountable) A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.
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(countable) Any derivative of cocaine.
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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