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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

Examples of meth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wimberly, his attorney, said body camera footage suggests police could have planted the meth after detaining the man. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 18 Nov. 2021 Crystal meth, which is easier to transport, has a much higher street value if exported illicitly to wealthier countries like Australia. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 By 2012, massive quantities of meth were flowing into Southern California. Sam Quinones, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2021 The cops cuff you and then reach into your pocket and find the meth that Warren must have planted there. Colin Nissan, The New Yorker, 22 Oct. 2021 Ephedrine meth tended to damage people gradually, over years. Sam Quinones, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2021 Researchers believe over 2 million adults used meth during the period, up from 1.4 million. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 3 Oct. 2021 Used needles and meth were found during that incident, according to court records. Carol Robinson |, al, 20 Sep. 2021 The convictions for supplying the meth that resulted in death each carry a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2021

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First Known Use of meth


1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meth

Combining form

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26 Nov 2021

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“Meth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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\ ˈmeth How to pronounce meth (audio) \

Medical Definition of meth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: meths



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