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free base

A highly addictive form of cocaine consumed by smoking. It is prepared by alkalinizing the hydrochloride salt, extracting it with an organic solvent such as ether, and then heating the extract to 90°C. The inhaled material is rapidly absorbed from the lung.
See: cocaine hydrochloride; crack; freebasing
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