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Spanish translation: base libre o "crack"

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English term or phrase:freebase
Spanish translation:base libre o "crack"
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10:16 Mar 15, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: freebase
context: burning cocaine and inhalating its fumes.
Noemi Barrientos
YO DE NUEVO
Explanation:
Me encontre con la siguiente información que trata con 'freebase cocaine.'

Se conoce como:
Sal Hidroclorhídrica; La Gran C; "Lady"; Nieve; Coca; "Coke"; "Nose Candy"; "Snowbird"; "Free Base" (Base Libre)

El "Crack" o Base Libre es un derivado de la cocaína. Se obtiene calentando el hidrocloruro de cocaína con éter, amonia o bicarbonato de soda (baking soda). El nombre proviene del sonido que hace la mezcla al calentarse. Se presenta en forma de rocas blancas.






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nafumar base
lcmolinari
naYO DE NUEVOxxxtrans4u
naSee belowxxxtrans4u
naCOCAINA PURA
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naCocaina sin componente basexxxOso


  

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13 mins
Cocaina sin componente base


Explanation:
FREEBASE COCAINE is cocaine without its water-soluble component or "base." It is prepared by dissolving cocaine hydrochloride with a strong alkali, and drawing out the "pure" cocaine from many of the impurities. Preparing freebase cocaine involves highly explosive solvents and requires significant preparation time and equipment. Freebasing originated in the mid-1970s as concern grew about the impurities in cocaine hydrochloride. Because freebase cocaine is not water soluble, it must be vaporized and inhaled to be absorbed. This process is called "smoking," though it does not involve actual combustion of the cocaine.

Saludos afectuosos de OSO ¶:^)


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xxxOso
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2 hrs
COCAINA PURA


Explanation:
Found this for you in ENCARTA WORLD ENGLISH DICTIONARY:

free·base [fr bàyss ] noun
concentrated cocaine: cocaine that has been concentrated using water and a volatile liquid such as ether

verb (past participle free·based, present participle free·based, 3rd person present singular free·bas·ing)

1. transitive verb prepare cocaine for smoking: to prepare cocaine for smoking by heating it with water and a volatile liquid such as ether to concentrate it

2. transitive and intransitive verb smoke cocaine: to smoke freebased cocaine (slang)


[From the idea that the concentrated cocaine base of the original mixture is "freed" in the process of treatment with ether]



Encarta® World English Dictionary


Saludos y suerte, :)

BD


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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 18:08
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Sarah Brenchley
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3 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Here's some info I found. Hope it helps.

La cocaína: Es un polvo blanco fino que los mercaderes suelen aumentar su cantidad mezclándolas con polvo de cal, talco, etc.
Otros además de aumentar su volumen la potencían con anfetaminas, estricnina, quinina, ácido básico, detergentes, formol, etc. Dificilmente, se la halla pura (o sea, sin agregados más que los que correspondan a su formula química original) este estado de pureza fluctúa entre un 5% y un 50%.

El consumo de cocaína incluye las formas de administración mas variada, quizás sea la única que incluye todas las formas: aspiración o inhalación, inyección y el fumar (incluso cristales de cocaína y crack), etc. La inhalación es por nariz, donde se absorbe a la corriente sanguínea por medio de los tejidos nasales. El fumar incluye inhalación del vapor o humo de cocaína a los pulmones, donde la absorción a la corriente sanguínea es casi tan rápida como por inyección. La inyección es el acto de usar una aguja para que fluya directamente a la corriente sanguínea.

Saludos,

Bye




    Reference: http://www.members.spree.com/Marcela/COCAINA.HTM
xxxtrans4u
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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3 hrs
YO DE NUEVO


Explanation:
Me encontre con la siguiente información que trata con 'freebase cocaine.'

Se conoce como:
Sal Hidroclorhídrica; La Gran C; "Lady"; Nieve; Coca; "Coke"; "Nose Candy"; "Snowbird"; "Free Base" (Base Libre)

El "Crack" o Base Libre es un derivado de la cocaína. Se obtiene calentando el hidrocloruro de cocaína con éter, amonia o bicarbonato de soda (baking soda). El nombre proviene del sonido que hace la mezcla al calentarse. Se presenta en forma de rocas blancas.









    Reference: http://www.alianzaprisindrogas.org/cocaina.htm
xxxtrans4u
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5 hrs
fumar base


Explanation:
This is the most common and straight forward translation


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lcmolinari
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