Methedrine 1939, proprietary name of a brand of methamphetamine (by Wellcome Ltd.); slang abbreviation meth is attested from 1967.

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  • methedrine — ☆ methedrine [meth′ə drēn΄ ] n. [< former trademark Methedrine] methamphetamine hydrochloride used as a drug …   English World dictionary

  • Methedrine® — /methˈə drēn/ noun A former proprietary name for an amphetamine, methylamphetamine hydrochloride, a soft drug, but used by drug addicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • methedrine — noun Etymology: from Methedrine, a trademark Date: 1939 methamphetamine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Methedrine — noun an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant • Syn: ↑methamphetamine, ↑methamphetamine hydrochloride, ↑meth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Methedrine — /meth euh dreen , drin/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of methamphetamine. * * * …   Universalium

  • methedrine — noun methamphetamine …   Wiktionary

  • methedrine — meth·e·drine meth ə drən, drēn n METHAMPHETAMINE …   Medical dictionary

  • Methedrine — Synonyms and related words: Benzedrine, Benzedrine pill, C, Dexamyl, Dexamyl pill, Dexedrine, Dexedrine pill, amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, cocaine, coke, crystal, dextroamphetamine sulfate, football, heart, jolly bean, methamphetamine… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • methedrine — [ mɛθədrɪn, dri:n] noun (trademark in the UK) another term for methamphetamine. Origin 1930s: blend of methyl and Benzedrine …   English new terms dictionary

  • methedrine — meth·e·drine …   English syllables

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