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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It was devastating his career," Williams said of the freebasing incident.
Soon Drey (Shareeka Epps), one of his lively students who's good at basketball, comes across him when he is freebasing in the school bathroom.
Orme strangled Miss Redd to death after he called her to his room because he was having a 'bad high' after freebasing cocaine.
IN THE LATE 1970s, CRACK FIRST CAME ON THE SCENE IN THE FORM OF COCAINE freebasing.
A vast number of carcinogenic chemicals, specifically ammonia, have been added to cigarette paper to make the smoking experience comparable to freebasing cocaine (a technique used by drug addicts that speeds diffusion of the drug in the lungs and then to the brain in a matter of seconds).
Soon enough, a male classmate--ironically played by one of the lead actors from Fox's That '70s Show, the only network series that dares admit that using pot can be fun--introduces a willing Caroline to the pleasures of freebasing cocaine.
99) However, the expense of cocaine and the technical difficulty of freebasing effectively limited its use to drug dealers and a few wealthy customers.
He is sitting erect on a sofa and reading The National Enquirer that says Nicole Brown Simpson liked freebasing and threesomes.
It is not uncommon for persons who are freebasing cocaine to stuff cotton into a detector or place a shower cap around the unit to prevent it from going off.
Consider crack, a smokable form of cocaine produced from cocaine hydrochloride powder through a chemical process known as freebasing.