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[ben-zi-dreen, -drin] /ˈbɛn zɪˌdrin, -drɪn/
Pharmacology, Trademark.
a brand of amphetamine. Unabridged
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  • It made me think of my college days, when I had stayed up all night on Benzedrine, writing term papers.

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British Dictionary definitions for Benzedrine


/ˈbɛnzɪˌdriːn; -drɪn/
a trademark for amphetamine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Benzedrine

trade name of a type of amphetamine, 1933, registered as a proprietary name 1935 by Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, from benzoic (see benzene) + chemical suffix -edrine from ephedrine, etc. It is a carbonate of benzyl-methyl-carbinamine. Slang shortening benny first attested 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Benzedrine in Medicine

Benzedrine Ben·ze·drine (běn'zĭ-drēn')

A trademark used for a brand of amphetamine.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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