methaqualone

noun
meth·​aqua·​lone | \ me-ˈtha-kwə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methaqualone (audio) \

Definition of methaqualone

: a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming — compare quaalude

First Known Use of methaqualone

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methaqualone

meth- + -a- (of unknown origin) + quinoline + azole + -one

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methaqualone

noun
meth·​aqua·​lone | \ me-ˈthak-wə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methaqualone (audio) \

Medical Definition of methaqualone

: a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming — see quaalude

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