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coke

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[ kohk ]
/ koʊk /
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noun
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.
verb (used with or without object), coked, cok·ing.
to convert into or become coke.
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Origin of coke

1
1375–1425; late Middle English colke, coke, equivalent to Old English colcoal + -(o)ca-ock

OTHER WORDS FROM coke

cokelike, coky, adjective

Other definitions for coke (2 of 4)

coke2
[ kohk ]
/ koʊk /
Slang.

noun
verb (used with object)
to drug (oneself), especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).

Origin of coke

2
1905–10, Americanism; short for cocaine

Other definitions for coke (3 of 4)

Coke1
[ kohk ]
/ koʊk /

noun (sometimes lowercase)South Midland and Southern U.S.
a carbonated soft drink.

Origin of Coke

1
From Coke, the brand name of a carbonated cola drink

Other definitions for coke (4 of 4)

Coke2

or Cooke

[ kook ]
/ kʊk /

noun
Sir Edward, 1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
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British Dictionary definitions for coke (1 of 4)

coke1
/ (kəʊk) /

noun
a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
verb
to become or convert into coke

Word Origin for coke

C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for coke (2 of 4)

coke2
/ (kəʊk) /

noun
slang short for cocaine

British Dictionary definitions for coke (3 of 4)

Coke1
/ (kəʊk) /

noun
trademark short for Coca-Cola

British Dictionary definitions for coke (4 of 4)

Coke2
/ (kʊk, kəʊk) /

noun
Sir Edward. 1552–1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
(kʊk) Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752–1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk
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Medical definitions for coke

coke
[ kōk ]

n.
Cocaine.
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