Definition of methamphetamine in English:


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


[mass noun]
  • A synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant.
    • A methyl derivative of amphetamine; chemical formula C6H5CH2CH(CH3)NH(CH3)
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    • 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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