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cocaine

EN[koʊˈkeɪn] [kəˈkeɪn] [ˈkoʊkeɪn] [-eɪn]
WCocaine
  • Cocaine (INN), also known as benzoylmethylecgonine, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug. It is commonly snorted, inhaled, or injected into the veins.
  • Cocaine is addictive due to its effect on the brains reward pathways. After a short period of use there is a high risk that dependence will occur.
  • Cocaine acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, norephinephrine, and dopamine. This results in greater concentrations of these three neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • After cannabis, cocaine is the most frequently used illegal drug. Between 14 and 21 million people use the drug globally each year. Use is highest in North America followed by Europe and South America.
FR cocaïne
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    Definition of cocaine in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcocainesSUF-ine
    1. NU A stimulant narcotic, derived from cultivated plants of the genus Erythroxylum, in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.
      1. NC Any derivative of cocaine.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Its main export crop is cashew nuts, but drug money has flowed to corrupt officials as smugglers pay bribes to use the country’s coastline and remote airstrips for cocaine transshipments.
          • Figure 3 also shows that there was no correlation if cocaine was administered noncontingently, that is, outside the context of the CPP experiment.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ine
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
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            Meaning of cocaine for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "cocaine" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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