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.
Origin of coke1
1375–1425; late Middle English colke, coke,Related formscoke·like, cok·y, adjective
equivalent to Old English col coal
+ -(o)ca -ock
verb (used with object)
to drug (oneself), especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).
Origin of coke2
; short for cocaine
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Related Words for cokeddazed
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For the greater part the coal is coked; and in this form less than a ton is sufficient to make a ton of pig-iron.
Then he giggled, looked bewildered and collapsed on the floor, staring, coked to the eyebrows.
In the fire, a similar breaking away of the surface takes place, and when coked, the coal is but moderately coherent.
British Dictionary definitions for coked
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
to become or convert into coke
Word Origin for coke
C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin
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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Word Origin and History for coked
"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."
soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.
shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.
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