crystal meth

variants: or less commonly crystal methamphetamine

Definition of crystal meth

: methamphetamine in the form of crystals of its hydrochloride salt C10H15N·HCl when used illicitly for smoking, snorting, or injecting Crystal meth is so addictive that users often need to make several attempts to break their habit.— Jeremy Quittner

called also crank, crystal, ice

Examples of crystal meth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s help with oral care because long-term use of crystal meth can cause severe tooth decay and gum disease. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 20 May 2021 The search warrant also led to the recovery of 21.5 pounds of crystal meth, which has a street value of $968,200, and 1,275 doses of fentanyl worth about $4,275, according to Shapiro’s office. Fox News, 4 May 2021 Another officer on the other side of the car saw a glass crystal meth pipe near the center console. cleveland, 23 Apr. 2021 He's only been here for three days; the crystal meth cravings coursing through his body seem overwhelming. Brice Laine, CNN, 7 Apr. 2021 Marshall was transporting a female suspect – who had been in the bathroom with the crystal meth – to the downtown jail. Carol Robinson |, al, 7 Apr. 2021 He was charged and convicted of selling over 150 grams of crystal meth over an eight-month period. Andrew Boryga,, 22 Mar. 2021 After transport to jail, a substance believed to be crystal meth was found hidden under the seat in the patrol vehicle. Carol Robinson |, al, 16 Mar. 2021 Agents seized more than 10 kilograms of crystal meth, some of which was more than 90% pure, and an unspecified amount of liquid meth, the Justice Department said. Henri Hollis, ajc, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of crystal meth

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crystal meth

meth short for methamphetamine

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The first known use of crystal meth was in 1969

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31 May 2021

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“Crystal meth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crystal meth

: an illegal drug in the form of crystals that causes you to feel more energetic and alert when you smoke it

crystal meth

variants: or crystal methamphetamine

Medical Definition of crystal meth

: methamphetamine in the form of crystals of its hydrochloride salt C10H15N·HCl when used illicitly for smoking, snorting, or injecting

called also crank, crystal, ice

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