Meaning of COKE in English

COKE

coke 1

— cokelike, coky , adj.

/kohk/ , n. , v. , coked, coking . Chem.

n.

1. the solid product resulting from the destructive distillation of coal in an oven or closed chamber or by imperfect combustion, consisting principally of carbon: used chiefly as a fuel in metallurgy to reduce metallic oxides to metals.

v.t. , v.i.

2. to convert into or become coke.

[ 1375-1425; late ME colke, coke, equiv. to OE col COAL + -( o ) ca -OCK ]

coke 2

/kohk/ , Slang.

n.

1. cocaine.

v.t.

2. to affect with a narcotic drug, esp. with cocaine (usually fol. by up or out ).

[ 1905-10, Amer.; short for COCAINE ]

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