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freebase

or

free-base

(frē′bās′)
v. free·based, free·basing, free·bases
v.tr.
1. To purify (cocaine) by treating its powdered hydrochloride form with an alkaloid solution such as ammonia and then using a heated solvent to separate out the precipitate.
2. To use (cocaine purified in this way) by smoking it or by inhaling the fumes after burning it.
v.intr.
To prepare or use cocaine purified in this way.
n.
Cocaine purified by this method.

free′bas′er n.

freebase

See crack.
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8 grams of freebase cocaine (a potent form of the drug) every day for two years, but researchers performed frequent urine tests during the study to make sure they remained cocaine-free.
High on freebase cocaine, the former gangland enforcer put a 9mm Browning pistol to his head and cocked the trigger.
Dr Malcolm Banks used a makeshift laboratory at his Edinburgh home to transform a worthless, contaminated batch of the drug into freebase cocaine that could fetch pounds 85,000 on the streets.
Mr Moynihan said: "Dr Banks had applied his knowledge and skill as a chemist to the commercial production of freebase cocaine for the English market.