Benzedrine

noun
Ben·​ze·​drine | \ ˈben-zə-ˌdrēn How to pronounce Benzedrine (audio) \

Definition of Benzedrine

: a preparation of the sulfate of amphetamine (C9H13N)2·H2SO4 formerly used in medicine

First Known Use of Benzedrine

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Benzedrine

from Benzedrine, a trademark

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“Benzedrine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benzedrine. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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Benzedrine

noun
Ben·​ze·​drine | \ ˈben-zə-ˌdrēn How to pronounce Benzedrine (audio) \

Medical Definition of Benzedrine

: a preparation of the sulfate of amphetamine (C9H13N)2·H2SO4 formerly used in medicine formerly a United States registered trademark

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