freebasing


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freebasing

a chemical process (e.g., ether extraction, addition of ammonia) used to increase the stimulating effect of illicit drugs, such as cocaine, by converting the salt of the drug into its noncharged base form that can more readily enter the brain. The resulting product is smoked.

freebasing

(fre'bas-ing)
The inhalation of a form of cocaine called free base.
See: cocaine hydrochloride; crack
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Freebasing, however, did hot tire the imaginations of politicians and the media and so remained little known.
Consider crack, a smokable form of cocaine produced from cocaine hydrochloride powder through a chemical process known as freebasing.
The 'Saving All My Love for You' singer even admitted to freebasing cocaine with her husband, father to daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18.
He moved from snorting to freebasing (pre-crack) to intravenous use and eventually to smoking crack when it hit the streets of Philadelphia sometime in 1986.
Where in the Sagas, in the Poetic and Prose Edda, in the proverbs and folktales of our ancestors, is to be found the obscure, superannuated term that, through the revivifications of metaphor, might now be used to signify sunroof or carjacking or freebasing or gentrification or yuppie?
Ronnie's low point on drugs came when he discovered freebasing - cooking up cocaine with baking soda and then inhaling the fumes through a pipe.
Sniffing gave way to freebasing, which, in the mid-1980s, gave way to crack smoking: from gilded drug to ghetto drug in ten years flat.
After he's caught freebasing in the toilets by young pupil Drey (Shareeka Epps), the pair form an unlikely friendship as each attempts to save the other from their fate - in the girl's case a life on the wrong side of the law at the hands of a drug-dealing family friend.
Without telling anyone, they have been freebasing nicotine and engineering subtle changes to the brain chemistry of the smoker.
Squirrels have apparently become the latest victims of Britain's drug culture, after the freebasing fiends began digging up and eating crack cocaine buried by local dealers.
Squirrels have apparently become the latest victims of ' Britain's drug culture, after the freebasing fiends began digging up and eating crack cocaine buried by local dealers.