Meaning of methamphetamine in English:



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)

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The tests will target marijuana and methamphetamine and carry a zero tolerance standard.’
    • ‘It is believed that the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine may have been a contributing factor in transmission of the virus.’
    • ‘It was methamphetamine - crystal meth - that brought this part of his life to a close.’
    • ‘What we do know is people are injecting speed, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine.’
    • ‘He tested positive for the banned stimulant, methamphetamine, after winning the bronze medal in the slalom at Salt Lake City.’
    • ‘The tests are capable of detecting traces of methamphetamine, heroin and cannabis found in the urine sample.’
    • ‘A total of 238 mice were used, half of which were injected with the drug methamphetamine and half salt water.’
    • ‘As for drugs, methamphetamine is not the way to go here.’
    • ‘With that much time, habitual crack, methamphetamine, or heroin users can test clean.’
    • ‘These factors combine to make methamphetamine a drug with high potential for widespread abuse.’
    • ‘Brandon and his mother are in this home where the drug methamphetamine is being made.’
    • ‘But again, one does not need to make methamphetamine a class A drug in order to do that.’
    • ‘Some feel great enough to see no temptation from cocaine or methamphetamine.’
    • ‘It was then discovered that the monkeys had been mistakenly given methamphetamine, not ecstasy.’
    • ‘The chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine are toxic and highly combustible.’
    • ‘Use of methamphetamine can cause damage to the brain that is detectable months after the use of the drug.’
    • ‘The high risk associated with injection of methamphetamine is important for several reasons.’



/ˌmɛθamˈfɛtəmiːn/ /ˌmɛθamˈfɛtəmɪn/