\ ˈmeth \

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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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 Defense lawyer Loni DeLand argued that the rape was fabricated by the mother, who was paranoid from smoking meth and angry at one of the defendants, former boyfriend Jerry Flatlip, 31. Julian Hattem, Fox News, "Prosecutor: Testimony of child enough to convict men of rape," 8 May 2018 Brigaudin, whom the government said was the head of a drug gang, pleaded guilty to distributing Mexican meth and money laundering. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Missouri meth kingpin sold Mexican drugs, laundered $10M at casino slots | The Kansas City Star," 21 Mar. 2018 Turner is charged with trafficking meth and heroin, possession of meth and buying and possessing drug paraphernalia. Patrick T. Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Man charged with leaking document to tattoo shop owner," 23 May 2014 The family returned to find the house in shambles and a shaving kit full of syringes and meth. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "After a record year for property crime in Anchorage, car thefts are skyrocketing in 2018," 28 June 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of meth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: meths



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