Definition of mephedrone in English:

mephedrone

noun

  • A synthetic mood-altering drug with stimulant properties.

    • ‘A later report, in March 2010, stated that the wholesale price of mephedrone was 4000 per kilogram.’
    • ‘Psychologists at Liverpool John Moores University are conducting research into the effects of mephedrone on up to 50 students.’
    • ‘According to The Globe and Mail, mephedrone is considered a controlled substance by Health Canada.’
    • ‘There have been other unconfirmed reports speculating about the role mephedrone has played in the deaths of several young people in the UK.’
    • ‘The ban will cover not just mephedrone but all similar substances in a group called cathinones, he said.’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of methyl and ephedrine + -one.

Pronunciation

mephedrone

/ˈmefədrōn/