Meaning of COKE in English


I. ˈkōk noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English coke, colke; akin to Swedish kälk pith, Greek gelgis bulb of garlic, Sanskrit gṛñjana garlic, Latin galla gall on a plant — more at gall

1. dialect England : the core especially of a fruit


a. : the infusible cellular coherent residue from carbonized coal that consists mainly of carbon, is hard, porous, and gray with a submetallic luster, and is used as a fuel (as in blast furnaces and domestic furnaces)

b. : a similar residue from various other carbonized substances (as petroleum, shale oil, or copal)

c. : a piece of coke

put a coke on the fire

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

transitive verb

: to change into coke

a uniform controlled heat makes it impossible to coke or char the material

intransitive verb

: to become coky

the coking of petroleum oils on distillation — R.F.Goldstein

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by alteration and shortening

slang : cocaine

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