Definition of cocaine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəʊˈkeɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈkeɪn//
(informal coke) [uncountable] Addiction
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a powerful drug that some people take illegally for pleasure and can become addicted to. Doctors sometimes use it as an anaesthetic. See related entries: Addiction Word Originmid 19th cent.: from coca + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cocaine

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