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

Examples of methaqualone in a Sentence

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methaqualone. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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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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