[dek-si-dreen, -drin] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dexedrine

Contemporary Examples of dexedrine

Historical Examples of dexedrine

  • I reached down to my suitcase and from where I'd been going to get a miltown I took a dexedrine and popped it in my mouth.

    No Great Magic

    Fritz Reuter Leiber

British Dictionary definitions for dexedrine


  1. a trademark for dextroamphetamine
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Word Origin and History for dexedrine



1942, trademark (Smith, Kline and French Laboratories) for dexamphetamine sulphate, probably from dextro- + chemical ending from Benzedrine, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dexedrine in Medicine


[dĕksĭ-drĭn, -drēn′]
  1. A trademark for the drug dextroamphetamine sulfate.
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