Origin of cocaine
Examples from the Web for cocaine
Cocaine busts, tax cheats, and bribe-taking, born-again Christians: Welcome to the political scandals of 2014.
He dealt drugs, was addicted to cocaine by the time he was 13, and found himself constantly in trouble with the law.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You also write about cocaine as a casual drug you dabbled in earlier.
She alleges that he and twenty-or-so named colleagues collectively abused “alcohol, cocaine, mushrooms, Special-K, heroin.”
Just last week, it was reported that the 44-year-old Hunter was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1880, Von Arep published the results of his physiological researches with Cocaine.Coca and its Therapeutic Application, Third Edition|Angelo Mariani
Cocaine claims all this; and it is most dangerous just because, for a time, it seems able to keep its promise.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
In severe attacks, and with all due caution to avoid habituation, cocaine injections may be given.Fat and Blood|S. Weir Mitchell
Cocaine causes a feeling of depression, and a marked reduction in the activity of the senses preceded by stimulation.
To relieve the pain a few drops of a sterilized 1% solution of cocaine may be instilled and left within the ear for a few minutes.
Word Origin for cocaine
1874, from Modern Latin cocaine (1856), coined by Albert Niemann of Gottingen University from coca (from Quechua cuca) + chemical suffix -ine (2). A medical coinage, the drug was used 1870s as a local anaesthetic for eye surgery, etc. "It is interesting to note that although cocaine is pronounced as a disyllabic word it is trisyllabic in its formation." [Flood]
A drug derived from the leaves of a shrub in South America that has an intoxicating effect on the body and can result in dependency if frequently used. Cocaine is used medically as a local anesthetic.