Definition of "coke" []

  • The solid residue of impure carbon obtained from bituminous coal and other carbonaceous materials after removal of volatile material by destructive distillation. It is used as a fuel and in making steel. (noun)
  • To convert or be converted into coke. (verb-transitive)
  • Cocaine. (noun)
  • To affect or intoxicate with cocaine. (verb-transitive)
  • A solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals (noun)

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  • Any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel (noun)
  • To become or convert into coke (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "coke" in a sentence
  • "Kosher coke is available in Columbus and Cinncinati, OH. right now."
  • "The slang term coke should appear only in quoted matter."
  • "You can buy a coke from a vending machine with your cell phone."