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freebase

[free-beys] /ˈfriˌbeɪs/
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
1975-1980
1975-80; free + base1
Related forms
freebaser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for free base

freebase

/ˈfriːˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
(slang) cocaine that has been refined by heating it in ether or some other solvent
verb freebases, freebasing, freebased
2.
to refine (cocaine) in this way
3.
to smoke or inhale the fumes from (refined cocaine)
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Word Origin and History for free base

freebase

1980 (noun and verb), in reference to cocaine. As a chemical process, it returns a salt form of an alkaloid to its pure form. Related: Freebased; freebasing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for free base

freebase

v,v phr

To use cocaine by heating it and inhaling the smoke, its most powerful essence: The addiction problem seems to be compounded by the fact that so many cokeheads are freebasing it (1970s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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