Crack Cocaine Definition

Chemically purified, very potent cocaine in pellet form that is smoked through a glass pipe and is considered highly and rapidly addictive.
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Origin of Crack Cocaine

  • So named due to the break up (crack, cracking) of crystals of cocaine during its manufacture.

    From Wiktionary

  • From its preparation by breaking cocaine crystals into pellets

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

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