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methamphetamine

Syllabification: meth·am·phet·a·mine
Pronunciation: /ˌmeTHəmˈfetəˌmēn, -min
 
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Definition of methamphetamine in English:

noun

A synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant and as a prescription drug to treat narcolepsy and maintain blood pressure.
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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