\ 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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Agents seized 18 pounds of meth in 2001 and almost 3,000 pounds in 2019. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New fence replaces decades old border wall in San Diego," 9 Aug. 2019 These days, Mr Mansfield says, many heroin factories in Farah province, on the border with Iran, are also cluttered with buckets full of soaking ephedra leaves, in preparation for making meth. The Economist, "Afghan drug barons are branching out into methamphetamines," 5 Sep. 2019 Miller was reportedly high on methamphetamine and mushrooms and was at the deceased person’s house and lit the fire using a chemical while making meth. Emily Cutts, Twin Cities, "Suspect charged with killing Winona man, burning down his house," 29 Aug. 2019 Agents seized 18 pounds of meth in 2001 and almost 3,000 pounds in 2019. Gustavo Solis, Los Angeles Times, "New fence replaces decades-old border wall in San Diego," 10 Aug. 2019 Trooper seized 369 grams of meth in connection with the incident. Cameron Knight,, "$37K in meth seized in Warren County," 13 Aug. 2019 The frustrated protagonists of both shows make one fateful decision — to cook meth in Breaking Bad; to investigate a disappearance in Search Party — and everything that happens next can be tied back directly to that choice. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Search Party does everything Big Little Lies did but better and with laughs," 26 July 2019 And other drugs aren’t far away: stop the meth and the heroin pleads the sign outside a garden store in Alamosa. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, "The Last Frontier," 22 July 2019 In the first undercover deal, last September, Bravo Vasquez allegedly sold a federal agent five pounds of meth and added some fentanyl pills as a bonus, according to the complaint. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Feds: San Jose meth dealers arrested after 37-pound deal," 19 July 2019

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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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