free base

freebase

[free-beys] Slang.
verb (used with object), freebased, freebasing.
1.
to purify (cocaine) by dissolving in ether, sodium hydroxide, etc., and filtering off the precipitate.
2.
to ingest (freebased cocaine).
verb (used without object), freebased, freebasing.
3.
to freebase cocaine.
noun
4.
freebased cocaine.
Also, free-base.


Origin:
1975–80; free + base1

freebaser, noun
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freebase (ˈfriːˌbeɪs)
 
n
1.  slang cocaine that has been refined by heating it in ether or some other solvent
 
vb , freebases, freebasing, freebased
2.  to refine (cocaine) in this way
3.  to smoke or inhale the fumes from (refined cocaine)

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