\ ˈmeth How to pronounce meth (audio) \

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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About 64% of women in the prison are incarcerated on a primary drug charge, most of which involved meth. USA TODAY, "High Line milestones, Iowa’s big stink, Muscle Beach makeover: News from around our 50 states," 11 June 2019 Two men were arrested and a semi-truck was seized on Saturday after police discovered the vehicle's driver's side fuel tank was holding $90.8 million worth of liquid meth. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Truck's fuel tank hid $90M worth of liquid meth; 2 men arrested," 20 May 2018 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

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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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