crystal meth

noun
variants: or less commonly crystal methamphetamine
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of crystal meth

meth short for methamphetamine


CRYSTAL METH Defined for English Language Learners

crystal meth

noun

Definition of crystal meth for English Language Learners

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


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crystal meth

noun
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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