abbr. methylenedioxymethamphetamine, an amphetamine-based drug that causes euphoric and hallucinatory effects, originally produced as an appetite suppressant (see ECSTASY 3).

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a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States

MDMA is often used at parties because it enables partygoers to remain active for long periods of time

Hypernyms: ↑club drug
Adam, ↑ecstasy, ↑XTC, ↑go, ↑disco biscuit, ↑cristal, ↑X, ↑hug drug

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\\ˌemˌdē(ˌ)emˈā\ noun (-s)
Etymology: methylene + dioxy- + methamphetamine

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methylene dioxymethamphetamine: an amphetamine derivative, C11H15NO2, that reduces inhibitions and that was used in psychotherapy until it was banned in the U.S. in 1985.

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Methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (see ↑ecstasy)

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MDMA (no periods),
methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, a stimulant drug that relaxes inhibitions, used in the treatment of phobias.

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abbr. methylenedioxymethamphetamine, the drug Ecstasy

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MDMA 7 [MDMA] [ˌem diː em ˈeɪ] [ˌem diː em ˈeɪ] noun uncountable
a chemical substance used to make the illegal drug ↑ecstasy

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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