Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun amphetamine

1 sense of amphetamine

Sense 1
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed -- (a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression)
       => stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant -- (a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process)
       => drug of abuse, street drug -- (a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction)

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