from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug, C11H15NO2, that is chemically related to amphetamine and mescaline and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects. It reduces inhibitions and was formerly used in psychotherapy but has been banned in the United States.
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- n. 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (the main psychoactive component of the drug ecstasy). But is also available in a crystallised (not always pure) form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines but originally synthesized to avoid the drug laws; it is now a controlled substance. It is informally called ecstasy. It is used by some abusively and illegally without a prescription.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
m(ethylene)d(ioxy)m(eth)a(mphetamine).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)