The act of smoking a drug freebase. "Freebase" refers to the non-salt form of a drug. Drugs are usually converted to a water soluble salt so that they can be orally or intranasally consumed. The term "freebase" has nothing at all to do with the purity or potency of a drug.

For example, cocaine powder is cocaine hydrochloride, a water soluble salt. Being water soluble means that you can snort it, eat it, inject it, or plug it (put it up your ass) and you will get high. However, a cruder form of cocaine is cocaine freebase (i.e. crack), which is not water soluble and therefore cannot bet eaten or snorted. You must smoke it to feel the effects.

It's the same with methamphetamine. Meth freebase is an oily liquid, which your body cannot absorb, so the only way to get high from it is to smoke it. Crystal meth, however, has been converted to a water soluble salt, and can therefore be snorted, injected, etc.

The heat used to smoke freebase drugs generally destroys a large amount of the active drug you are trying to consume, therefore it is NOT an efficient route of administration. However, the high generally has a faster onset, and the physical act of smoking is generally pleasurable, so that's why we have people becoming addicted to crack. The duration from smoking crack is much shorter than the duration from snorting coke, but again, people like smoking things, so people enjoy crack. You'll actually get higher for longer if you snort cocaine hcl vs. smoking crack.
Why are random, drug-naive internet geeks allowed to write blatantly incorrect definitions for the word "freebasing"?
by Getting High March 10, 2009
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Freebasing is when you take chemical reagents, research chemicals, or drugs, and you turn them from the HCl salt or other salts to the freebase. This is often done either with baking soda and hydrogen oxide(water) or sodium hydroxide. Sometimes you need to freebase something to react with ketones or aldehydes in a lab to form an imine. Sometimes you freebase something to smoke it(make it more smokable) even though it last shorter just because the high or buzz hits faster. HCl salts can be mixed in water and drinked or snorted. Freebase can only be smoked. Ethylamine HCl in ethanol solution to freebase ethylamine in ethanol using sodium hydroxide. Methylphenidate HCl (Ritalin, MPH HCl) to freebase Methylphenidate. 4F-MPH HCl to freebase 4F-MPH. Troparil HCl to freebase Troparil. Amphetamine HCl to freebase Amphetamine. Ethylamphetamine HCl to freebase Ethylamphetamine. Cocaine HCl to freebase Cocaine(called crack). 3-FA HCl to freebase 3-FA. Blue speed HCl to freebase Blue speed.
4F-MPH HCl to freebase 4F-MPH using baking soda and hydrogen oxide (water) is an example of freebasing.
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A term taken from the drug culture for a spontaneous act for instant gratification. Note: this was a term my wife used without knowing the original true meaning to refer to why she picked up a pecan pie at the super market. She did know the original meaning had something to do with drugs.
When I got home last night I found my girlfriend in the closet freebasing a half gallon of ice cream.

She picked up the pecan pie on the way home because she felt like freebasing.
by don't du it no more October 24, 2009
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A method of inhaling drugs by holding a flame under a metal spoon filled with cocaine or any crushed pill. One holds a flame under the spoon and collects the fumes from the crushed pills in an empty bottle and the inhales these fumes by taking a hit off the bottle.
Sketchy Alex freebases epileptic drugs with my spoon.
by Ali October 18, 2003
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FreeBASIC - as the name suggests - is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with the syntax the most compatible possible with MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline-assembly and many others.
Declare Function ioperm Alias "ioperm" (ByVal from as uinteger, byval num as uinteger, byval turn_on as integer) as integer
by dumbledore of freebasica July 15, 2005
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Inhaling the fumes from when you light a fire under crushed up pills.
"Hey Pac-Man, what's up?"
"Me, you bitches! I'm high on crack! Wanna freebase?"
"No Pac-Man. Drugs are bad!"
"PUSSIES!!!!"
by RA January 29, 2005
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When someone's house is empty, or the parents are not home.
Marcus:
Ayo reach my crib tonight fahm
Jahfari:
Nah fahm I got a freebase tonight come here
by Slicer get sliced March 10, 2016
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