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Definition of meth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: methamphetamine … estimates that two-thirds of the violent criminals he tries use meth, cook it or sell it.— Paul Solotaroff — see crystal meth
variants: or metho-

Definition of meth- (Entry 2 of 2)

: methyl methacrylic

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Turner was dealing meth for Ramadan from about May 2017 to his arrest in September, according to court documents. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Judge laments 40-year sentence for meth dealer as ‘excessive’ and ‘wrong’," 2 July 2018 The evidence proved that Mr. Thrush, by his own admission, ingested meth into his system while en route to the trial. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Montana man's meth conviction overturned after key witness used drug before giving testimony," 27 Aug. 2018 In the middle of those investigations, Prince William County police got a tip from a citizen that a man named Bassam Ramadan was selling meth from his home in Woodbridge. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Gang leader is last of 36 to plead guilty in major drug-trafficking sweep," 25 May 2018 Fandal said the child was left unattended in the back yard of the home at 104 West Pinewood Drive on March 5 while his father and other adults used meth inside, Fandal said. Kim Chatelain,, "Father of 4-year-old Slidell drowning victim accused of homicide," 4 Apr. 2018 One slip can be fatal now that drug traffickers are peddling more potent heroin and meth — and sometimes secretly cutting them with even deadlier fentanyl. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Tired of going to funerals, this doctor treats addiction with drugs," 21 June 2018 What if Jo and Laurie start cooking meth to pay for Beth’s medication? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, October 5 Edition," 5 Oct. 2018 Her neighbors were cooking meth and had burned the place down. Candice Rainey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Colorado Ranch Retreat That Gives You a Real Taste of Cowboy Life," 20 July 2018 In the video, Keller handed the girl the pipe and she can be seen smoking meth from it, according to the affidavit. Sara Nealeigh, miamiherald, "Florida man gave a teen girl meth to 'keep her off the streets,' cops say | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of meth

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: meths



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