methamphetamine

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Etymology[edit]

From meth- +‎ amphetamine; 1945-50.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛθæmˈfɛtəˌmin/, /ˌmɛθæmˈfɛtəˌmɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -in, -ɪn

Noun[edit]

methamphetamine (plural methamphetamines)

  1. A highly addictive phenethylamine stimulant drug, similar to cocaine. Its systematic (IUPAC) name is (S)-N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine.
    Synonyms: crystal meth, ice, meth, methedrine, speed; see also Thesaurus:methamphetamine

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