Freebase



[free-beys] /ˈfriˌbeɪs/ Slang.

verb (used with object), freebased, freebasing.
1.
to purify (cocaine) by dissolving in ether, sodium hydroxide, etc., and filtering off the precipitate.
2.
to ingest (freebased cocaine).
verb (used without object), freebased, freebasing.
3.
to freebase cocaine.
noun
4.
freebased cocaine.
/ˈfriːˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
(slang) cocaine that has been refined by heating it in ether or some other solvent
verb freebases, freebasing, freebased
2.
to refine (cocaine) in this way
3.
to smoke or inhale the fumes from (refined cocaine)

1980 (noun and verb), in reference to cocaine. As a chemical process, it returns a salt form of an alkaloid to its pure form. Related: Freebased; freebasing.

v,v phr

To use cocaine by heating it and inhaling the smoke, its most powerful essence: The addiction problem seems to be compounded by the fact that so many cokeheads are freebasing it (1970s+ Narcotics)

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