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methamphetamine

Line breaks: meth|am¦pheta|mine
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛθamˈfɛtəmiːn
 
, -ɪn/

Definition of methamphetamine in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant.
Example sentences
  • Ritalin is a stimulant whose effects are similar to those of amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine.
  • But there is confusion out there in the public eye about methamphetamine and amphetamines.
  • No significant differences were found in the use of marijuana or methamphetamine across rural areas.

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