MDMA

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

Hypernyms: ↑club drug
Hyponyms:
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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abbrev
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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