- 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.
- to convert into or become coke.
Origin of coke1
- to drug (oneself), especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).
Origin of coke2
Related Words for cokeddazed, stupefied, flying, smashed, benumbed, stoned, loaded, floating, ripped, coked, comatose, dopey, drugged, high, intoxicated, spaced-out, unconscious
Examples from the Web for coked
Contemporary Examples of coked
They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Historical Examples of coked
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.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Then he giggled, looked bewildered and collapsed on the floor, staring, coked to the eyebrows.The Syndic
In the fire, a similar breaking away of the surface takes place, and when coked, the coal is but moderately coherent.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel
Samuel William Johnson
- 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
- slang short for cocaine
- trademark short for Coca-Cola
- 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
"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.