\ 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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Some autopsies show there is meth and other opioids in people’s system at the time of death, said Nimisha Gokaldas, the medical director for mental health and addiction services in Multnomah County., "Oregon deaths from meth up more than 400%, a new report says," 20 June 2019 During a search, the deputy reportedly found drug paraphernalia, and two grams of meth by the passenger door where Mason was seated. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Former Playboy playmate busted on meth charges in Louisiana," 25 June 2019 Francisco said a search of the sedan turned up 14 pounds of meth worth nearly $34,000 on the street. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "In five unrelated stops, local federal agents find drugs, unauthorized border crossers," 14 June 2019 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

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈmeth How to pronounce meth (audio) \

Medical Definition of meth

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: meths



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