What does cocaine mean?

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koʊˈkeɪn, ˈkoʊ keɪnco·caine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocaine, cocainnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Cocainenoun

    A powerful narcotic alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain. It is classified as addictive and is not available in the U. S. without a prescription, but is nevertheless one of the most widespread illegal drugs of abuse. It is used in several forms, including small pellets of free base, called crack. Most of the cacaine illegally used in the U.S. is imported.

Wiktionary

  1. cocainenoun

    A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.

    Etymology: From kuka, probably via cocaïne.

  2. cocainenoun

    Any derivative of cocaine.

    Etymology: From kuka, probably via cocaïne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocainenoun

    a powerful alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain

Freebase

  1. Cocaine

    Cocaine is 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 is a stimulant, an appetite suppressant, and a topical anesthetic. Biologically, cocaine acts as a serotonin–norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor, also known as a triple reuptake inhibitor. It is addictive because of its effect on the mesolimbic reward pathway. Unlike most molecules, cocaine has pockets with both high hydrophilic and lipophilic efficiency, violating the rule of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance. This causes it to cross the blood–brain barrier far better than other psychoactive chemicals and may even induce blood-brain barrier breakdown. It is controlled internationally by Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cocaine

    an alkaloid from the leaf of the coca plant, used as an anæsthetic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cocaine

    An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocaine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocaine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cocaine in a Sentence

  1. Justice Department:

    The crack/powder sentencing disparity has unquestionably led to unjustified differences in sentences for trafficking in two forms of the same substance, as well as unwarranted racial disparities in its application, the sentencing disparity was based on misinformation about the pharmacology of cocaine and its effects, and it is unnecessary to address the genuine and critical societal problems associated with trafficking cocaine, including violent crime.

  2. Mark Daniels:

    They've set us up for failure here on the southwest border completely, and let me give you some numbers that kind of highlight what's going on. This fiscal year we've had 10,000 pounds of fentanyl, 180,000 pounds of meth, 86,000 pounds of cocaine, 5,000 pounds of heroin, and 311,000 pounds of marijuana come through the southwest border this fiscal year.

  3. Mike Vigil:

    The National Guard has been key to opening up the doors into Venezuela for Colombian drug trafficking organizations and subversive groups, they have transformed Venezuela into a massive pipeline for cocaine into the United States and Europe.

  4. Tom Wark:

    It's not like we're talking about cocaine or heroin here, we're talking about a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2012 vintage.

  5. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    Today begins a new era in the fight against drug trafficking in our country, if we are successful, we will cease to have such a sad distinction of being the largest exporter of cocaine.

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