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

 

cocaine

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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 Origin mid 19th cent.: from coca + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cocaine

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