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 was another story that came out a couple weeks ago where two Mexican cartel drug smugglers got caught with $1.2 million worth of crystal meth, and then they were instantly released back out on the streets. Fox News Staff, Fox News, 23 July 2022 That’s when a young drug addict overdosed on crystal meth and GHB in a Pasadena hotel room while partying with Dr. Carmen Puliafito, dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 About two-thirds of those are smoking — largely fentanyl but also crystal meth and heroin — while the rest inject. Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2022 The alleged offense occurred on Aug. 16, 2019, when police said crystal meth was found during a vehicle search. Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily, al, 7 July 2022 Herndon told People that he was introduced to crystal meth at age 20. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 15 June 2022 Fentanyl is being detected in many street drugs, Smith said, including pills, marijuana, crystal meth and cocaine. al, 15 Mar. 2022 Indeed, whereas its predecessor largely worked overtime in the editing suite to document the dangerous lab-to-street journey of Walter White's crystal meth, Better Call Saul often does so to captivate viewers with more humdrum matters. Jon O'brien, The Week, 18 Apr. 2022 Adam Jones, who was first introduced to crystal meth in 2019 and has cycled through phases of active addiction and recovery since, said social media has been a strong trigger for him. NBC news, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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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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