dimethyltryptamine

noun

di·​meth·​yl·​tryp·​ta·​mine ˌdī-ˌme-thəl-ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dimethyltryptamine (audio)
: a naturally occurring or easily synthesized hallucinogenic drug C12H16N2 that is chemically similar to but shorter acting than psilocybin

called also DMT

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These additional substances may include dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine, and mescaline. Fox News, 11 Nov. 2022 Those include dimethyltryptamine, also known as DMT, ibogaine and mescaline not derived from peyote, which is considered sacred by some Native Americans. Thomas Peipert, ajc, 9 Nov. 2022 The leaves contain the psychedelic chemical DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine). Sonya Collins, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2022 Voters in that state will decide on whether or not the state will decriminalize and legalize recreational psychedelic plants and fungi including dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, mescaline (excluding peyote), and psilocybin. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 24 Sep. 2022 Small Pharma is evaluating the best way to administer N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in a therapeutic setting for the treatment of depressive disorders. Benjamin Adams, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 The substance, which contains the active chemical dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is associated with religious practices and rituals in South America and has hallucinogenic properties. Tom Silverstein, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2022 The substance, which contains the active chemical dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is associated with religious practices and rituals in South America and has hallucinogenic properties. Tom Silverstein, Journal Sentinel, 8 Aug. 2022 Ayahuasca, a brown-reddish drink with a strong taste and smell, contains the active chemical dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dimethyltryptamine was in 1966

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“Dimethyltryptamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimethyltryptamine. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

dimethyltryptamine

noun

di·​meth·​yl·​tryp·​ta·​mine -ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dimethyltryptamine (audio)
: a naturally occurring or easily synthesized hallucinogenic drug C12H16N2 that is chemically similar to but shorter acting than psilocybin

called also DMT

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