Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Freebase Definition:

Cocaine which has been purified by dissolving in a heated solvent, and then burned and the fumes inhaled.

Related Terms: Crack

In Posters 'N Things, the United States Supreme Court adopoted this definition:

"The term freebase means to purify cocaine by dissolving it in a heated solvent and separating and drying the precipitate or to use cocaine purified in this way by burning it and inhaling the fumes."


  • Dunaway v Commonwealth of Virginia, 663 SE 2d 117 (2008, Court of Appeals of Virginia)
  • Posters 'N' Things, Ltd. v. United States, 511 US 513 (United States Supreme Court, 1994, footnote #3).

Categories & Topics:

Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only)

If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!