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C17H21NO4 (hard drug)


a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive


artifact noun (man-made objects)

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Princeton WordNet


cocain | cocaine | blow [slang] | C [acronym, slang] | charlie [slang] | coke [slang] | nose candy [slang] | snow [slang]

All senses of C17H21NO4...

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Cocaine | benzoylmethylecgonine | C17H21NO4  [chemical formula]

a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. The name comes from "coca" and the alkaloid suffix -ine, forming cocaine. It's a stimulant, an appetite suppressant, and a topical anesthetic. Biologically, cocaine acts... (39 of 18748 words, 22 images)


Cocaine (disambiguation)

a naturally occurring organic alkaloid present in the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine may also refer to: Cocaine (album), a 2009 album by Z-Ro | Cocaine (drink), a highly caffeinated energy drink that does not contain the alkaloid cocaine | Cocaine ... (40 of 195 words, 13 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cocaine (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cocaine [drug] | Erythroxylum coca [species]

white, crystalline alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant, a bush commonly found growing wild in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador and ... (25 of 426 words, 3 images)



cocaine | cocaines [plural] | nose-candy [idiomatic] | blow [synonym, sense-specific] | Bolivian marching powder [synonym, sense-specific] | boots [synonym, sense-specific] | California corn flakes [synonym, sense-specific] | charlie [synonym, sense-specific] | coke [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[uncountable] A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose. | [countable] Any derivative of cocaine. (25 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

cocaine | cocain | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula] | gak [slang, synonym]

an addictive narcotic drug derived from coca leaves or synthesized, used medicinally as a topical anaesthetic. (16 of 449 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

cocaine [uncountable]

a powerful illegal drug that is very addictive (=it is difficult to stop taking it). It's usually sold in the form of a white powder that people ... (27 of 63 words, pronunciation)



cocaine | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula] | coke [noun, cocaine]

a bitter crystalline alkaloid .. obtained from coca leaves that is used especially in the form of its hydrochloride medically as a topical anesthetic ... (24 of 62 words, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

cocaine | crack

alkaloid drug derived from the leaves of the coca shrub. A commonly abused illegal drug, cocaine has limited medical uses, most often in surgical ... (24 of 61 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

cocaine | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula] | coke [informal]

an addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local anaesthetic (21 of 60 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

cocaine | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula]

A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid, ..., extracted from coca leaves, sometimes used in medicine as a local anesthetic especially for the eyes, ... (23 of 54 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

cocaine | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula]

a crystalline alkaloid, ..., obtained from dried coca leaves: it was once much used in medicine and dentistry to lessen pain, but it's habit-forming ... (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

cocaine [pharmacology] | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula] | happy dust [slang] | nose candy [slang]

a bitter, crystalline alkaloid obtained from coca leaves, used as a local anesthetic and also widely used as an illicit drug for its stimulant and ... (25 of 35 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

cocaine | coke [slang] | snow [slang]

a drug used in medicine to prevent pain and also used illegally, often in the form of white powder which is breathed in through the nose (26 of 32 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

cocaine | C17H21NO4 [chemical formula]

an addictive narcotic drug obtained from the leaves of the coca plant, taken illegally as a stimulant (17 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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