1 [kohk] Chemistry.
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 object), verb (used without object), coked, coking.
to convert into or become coke.

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

cokelike, coky, adjective Unabridged


2 [kohk] Slang.
verb (used with object)
to affect with a narcotic drug, especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out ).

1905–10, Americanism; short for cocaine


Sir Edward, 1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
Also, Cooke. Unabridged
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coke1 (kəʊk)
1.  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
2.  any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
3.  to become or convert into coke
[C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin]

coke2 (kəʊk)
slang short for cocaine

Coke1 (kəʊk)
trademark short for Coca-Cola

Coke2 (kʊk, kəʊk)
1.  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
2.  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 & History

1699, northern Eng. dial., perhaps a variant of M.E. colke "core, charcoal," itself possibly related to -colc, an O.E. word for "pit." The soft drink name is a shortening (first recorded 1909) of brand name Coca-Cola, trademark from 1887. As a shortened form of cocaine it dates from 1908, Amer.Eng.
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coke (kōk)

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Example sentences
The blast-furnace rose in the eighteenth century and developed with the use of
The resultant wood coke can be further burned to drive steam turbine generators.
Watch what happens to your coke when you leave it in the sun.
Coke's use of social media has won it a strong fan base.
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