Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A potentially habit-forming drug, C16H14N2O, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sedative drug that has effects similar to barbiturates. Also used recreationally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse

Etymologies

meth(yl) + qu(in)a(zo)l(inon), a derivative of quinoline + -one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Two other drugs have recently made an appearance in eastern and southern African states: the designer drug Ecstasy and the psychotropic drug methaqualone, which is being produced in increasing quantities on the continent rather than being imported from India.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Tanzaniagrowing role in transshipment of Southwest and Southeast Asian heroin and South American cocaine destined for South African, European, and US markets and of South Asian methaqualone bound for southern Africa; money laundering remains a problem

    Illicit drugs

  • Illicit drugs: widespread harvesting of small plots of marijuana; transit country for South Asian heroin destined for Europe and North America; Indian methaqualone also transits on way to South Africa; significant potential for money-laundering activity given the country's status as a regional financial center; massive corruption, and relatively high levels of narcotics-associated activities

    Kenya

  • Zambiatransshipment point for moderate amounts of methaqualone, small amounts of heroin, and cocaine bound for southern Africa and possibly Europe; a poorly developed financial infrastructure coupled with a government commitment to combating money laundering make it an unattractive venue for money launderers; major consumer of cannabis

    Illicit drugs

  • Mozambiquesouthern African transit point for South Asian hashish and heroin, and South American cocaine probably destined for the European and South African markets; producer of cannabis (for local consumption) and methaqualone (for export to South Africa); corruption and poor regulatory capability makes the banking system vulnerable to money laundering, but the lack of a well-developed financial infrastructure limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center

    Illicit drugs

  • Kenyawidespread harvesting of small plots of marijuana; transit country for South Asian heroin destined for Europe and North America; Indian methaqualone also transits on way to South Africa; significant potential for money-laundering activity given the country's status as a regional financial center; massive corruption, and relatively high levels of narcotics-associated activities

    Illicit drugs

  • Indiaworld's largest producer of licit opium for the pharmaceutical trade, but an undetermined quantity of opium is diverted to illicit international drug markets; transit point for illicit narcotics produced in neighboring countries; illicit producer of methaqualone; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering through the hawala system; licit ketamine and precursor production

    Illicit drugs

  • Illicit drugs: transshipment point for moderate amounts of methaqualone, small amounts of heroin, and cocaine bound for southern Africa and possibly Europe; a poorly developed financial infrastructure coupled with a government commitment to combating money laundering make it an unattractive venue for money launderers; major consumer of cannabis

    Zambia

  • Illicit drugs: southern African transit point for South Asian hashish and heroin, and South American cocaine probably destined for the European and South African markets; producer of cannabis (for local consumption) and methaqualone (for export to South Africa); corruption and poor regulatory capability makes the banking system vulnerable to money laundering, but the lack of a well-developed financial infrastructure limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center

    Mozambique

  • Mandrax is a trade name for methaqualone, a pharmaceutical depressant.

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