methaqualone

noun

meth·​aqua·​lone me-ˈtha-kwə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methaqualone (audio)
: a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming compare quaalude

Examples of methaqualone in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methaqualone was in 1961

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“Methaqualone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methaqualone. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

methaqualone

noun
meth·​aqua·​lone me-ˈthak-wə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methaqualone (audio)
: a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit-forming see quaalude
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