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.
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- n. A sedative drug that has effects similar to barbiturates. Also used recreationally.
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- n. sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
meth(yl) + qu(in)a(zo)l(inon), a derivative of quinoline + -one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)