coke

1
[kohk]Chemistry
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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.

Nearby words

  1. coition,
  2. coitus,
  3. coitus interruptus,
  4. coitus reservatus,
  5. cojones,
  6. coke oven,
  7. coke, sir edward,
  8. coked-up,
  9. cokehead,
  10. coker

Origin of coke

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

Related formscoke·like, cok·y, adjective

coke

2
[kohk]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

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British Dictionary definitions for coking

coke

1

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

coke

2

noun

slang short for cocaine

Coke

1

noun

trademark short for Coca-Cola

Coke

2

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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Word Origin and History for coking
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for coking

coke

[kōk]

n.

Cocaine.

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