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cocaine

noun co·caine \kō-ˈkān, ˈkō-ˌ\

: a powerful drug that is used in medicine to stop pain or is taken illegally for pleasure

Full Definition of COCAINE

:  a bitter crystalline alkaloid C17H21NO4 obtained from coca leaves that is used especially in the form of its hydrochloride medically as a topical anesthetic and illicitly for its euphoric effects and that may result in a compulsive psychological need

First Known Use of COCAINE

1874
COCAINE Defined for Kids

cocaine

noun co·caine \kō-ˈkān\

Definition of COCAINE for Kids

:  a habit-forming drug obtained from the leaves of a South American shrub and sometimes used as a medicine to deaden pain
Medical Dictionary

cocaine

noun co·caine \kō-ˈkān, ˈkō-ˌ\

Medical Definition of COCAINE

:  a bitter crystalline alkaloid C17H21NO4 obtained from coca leaves that is used medically especially in the form of its hydrochloride C17H21NO4·HCl as a topical anesthetic and illicitly for its euphoric effects and that may result in a compulsive psychological need

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