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Meaning of cocaine

co•caine

Pronunciation: (kō-kān', kō'kān), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from coca leaves, used as a local anesthetic and also widely used as an illicit drug for its stimulant and euphorigenic properties.
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