Benzedrine

noun

Ben·​ze·​drine ˈben-zə-ˌdrēn How to pronounce Benzedrine (audio)
: a preparation of the sulfate of amphetamine (C9H13N)2·H2SO4 formerly used in medicine

Word History

Etymology

from Benzedrine, a trademark

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Benzedrine was in 1933

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“Benzedrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benzedrine. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Benzedrine

noun
Ben·​ze·​drine ˈben-zə-ˌdrēn How to pronounce Benzedrine (audio)
: a preparation of the sulfate of amphetamine (C9H13N)2·H2SO4 formerly used in medicine
formerly a United States registered trademark

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