freebase


1free·base

verb \ˈfrē-ˌbās\

Definition of FREEBASE

intransitive verb
:  to prepare or use freebase cocaine
transitive verb
:  to prepare or use (cocaine) as freebase
free·bas·er noun

First Known Use of FREEBASE

1980

2freebase

noun

: a form of cocaine that can be smoked

Full Definition of FREEBASE

:  a purified solid form of cocaine (as crack) that is obtained by treating the powdered hydrochloride of cocaine with an alkaloid base (as sodium bicarbonate) and that can be smoked or heated to produce vapors for inhalation; specifically :  a form derived from treatment of the hydrochloride of cocaine with ammonia or similar alkaloid solution followed by extraction with a solvent (as ether)

First Known Use of FREEBASE

1980

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