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Meaning of "quaalude" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUAALUDE

quaalude  [ˈkweɪluːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUAALUDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quaalude is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUAALUDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Methaqualone

Methaqualone in the USA and Mandrax in the UK is a sedative-hypnotic drug of the quinazolinone class that acts as a general central nervous system depressant. The sedative–hypnotic activity of methaqualone was first noted by Indian researchers in the 1950s and in 1962 methaqualone itself was patented in the US by Wallace and Tiernan. Its use peaked in the early 1970s as a hypnotic, for the treatment of insomnia, and as a sedative and muscle relaxant. It has also been produced clandestinely and used illegally as a recreational drug.

Definition of quaalude in the English dictionary

The definition of quaalude in the dictionary is methaqualone.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUAALUDE


allude
əˈluːd
collude
kəˈluːd
conclude
kənˈkluːd
delude
dɪˈluːd
elude
ɪˈluːd
exclude
ɪkˈskluːd
flued
ˈfluːd
illude
ɪˈluːd
include
ɪnˈkluːd
interclude
ˌɪntəˈkluːd
interlude
ˈɪntəˌluːd
lewd
luːd
lude
luːd
occlude
əˈkluːd
overlewd
ˌəʊvəˈluːd
postlude
ˈpəʊstluːd
preclude
prɪˈkluːd
seclude
sɪˈkluːd
slewed
sluːd
unglued
ʌnˈɡluːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUAALUDE

qua
quack
quack doctor
quack grass
quack-quack
quacker
quackeries
quackery
quackish
quacksalver
quacksalving
quacky
quad
quad bike
quad-band
quad.
quadded
quadding
quadplay
quadplex

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUAALUDE

altitude
amplitude
attitude
chorale prelude
Claude
crude
disillude
dude
gratitude
Jude
latitude
longitude
magnitude
multitude
musical interlude
nude
order of magnitude
prelude
rude
solitude

Synonyms and antonyms of quaalude in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quaalude» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUAALUDE

Find out the translation of quaalude to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quaalude from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quaalude» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

quaalude
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Quaalude
570 millions of speakers

English

quaalude
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quaalude
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

quaalude
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Quaalude
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Quaalude
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quaalude
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quaalude
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quaalude
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quaalude
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

quaalude
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쿠알 루드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quaalude
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quaalude
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quaalude
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रांग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iki hap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quaalude
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

quaalude
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Quaalude
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quaalude
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

quaalude
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quaalude
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quaalude
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quaalude
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quaalude

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUAALUDE»

The term «quaalude» is normally little used and occupies the 122.486 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUAALUDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quaalude

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUAALUDE»

Discover the use of quaalude in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quaalude and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quaaludes
that quaalude use was highest in the young, white populations of Miami. In 1980, police in Broward County, Florida began testing the urine of intoxicated drivers and they found that 82 percent of them were on quaaludes. During the early ...
Justin T. Gass, 2008
2
The A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Quaalude A trademark formerly used for methaqualone. The trademark Quaalude for the sedative and hypnotic agent methaqualone was chosen for a positive public response. Methaqualone was developed in the 1960's by William H. Rorer, ...
Thomas Nordegren, 2002
3
From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know ...
I know a lot of folks who consider Quaalude their drug of choice, especially for having fun and partying. I've seen Quaalude produce hilarious situations. One time I went with a group of friends to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant. Most of us ...
Winifred Rosen, Andrew T. Weil, 2004
4
Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Quaalude Methaqualone (better known by its patent name Quaalude) has effects similar to barbiturates and alcohol, although it is chemically different. It has a reputation as a love drug, as users believe it makes them more eager for sex and  ...
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman, 2009
5
Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the ...
26 By 1973 Quaalude hearings were under way in the US. Senate, where one witness accused pharmaceutical companies of being “as much a pusher as the man on the corner who is selling a few bags of heroin.”27 Fearing strict new ...
Jeremy A. Greene, Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, 2012
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Practical Drug Enforcement, Second Edition
Although now outlawed, quaalude (in counterfeit version) is still manufactured clandestinely in foreign markets, smuggled into this country, and sold on American streets. Quaalude is chemically unrelated 66 Practical Drug Enforcement, ...
Michael D. Lyman, 2001
7
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: Strategies for Clinical ...
1968-70 (18-20 y.o.): Experimented with sedative-hypnotics, mainly Valium, Quaalude, and Tuinal. Reports using on occasion by mouth. Increased Quaalude use at age 20; began to use daily, up to 8-12 per day orally. Reports "shooting" ...
Thomas Edward Bratter, Gary G. Forrest, 1985
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American Psychiatric Association Annual Review
Schoolyard dealers who supply marijuana often also carry sedatives. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the favorite sedative of young weekend users was methaqualone (Quaalude). It acquired the street reputation of having aphrodisiac properties, ...
Allen Frances, Robert E. Hales, 1986
9
Storms: My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac
Oh my God, please no! No he didn't—no one in his right mind would take a quaalude before the AMAs! My mind reeled in horror as I looked into his completely stoned eyes. Jesus, Joseph, and Mary! What has he taken? Is it just the booze and ...
Carol Ann Harris, 2009
10
Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, ...
Just as she had finished putting on her makeup, she had swallowed a Rorer 714 with a healthy gulp of Pouilly-Fuissé. As her cab drove into the floodlighted scene of limousines queuing up along West 54th Street, the Quaalude was kicking in, ...
Martin Torgoff, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUAALUDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quaalude is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cosby deposition: Quaaludes came from LA gynecologist
More than 20 women have spoken out to various media outlets about allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby. Here are 25, in chronological order, who ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Bill Cosby got Quaalude prescriptions from a gynecologist, report …
A new report citing Bill Cosby's 2005 deposition in a sexual abuse lawsuit claims the sitcom star obtained his Quaalude prescriptions—seven in total—from a ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
3
The source of Bill Cosby's Quaalude stash will leave you scratching …
The source of Bill Cosby's Quaalude stash will leave you scratching your ... Can someone please explain why Bill Cosby had a gyno who gave him Quaaludes? «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
4
A Queer History of Quaalude
Methaqualone (Quaalude) use peaked in the 1970s, but interest in the powerful sedative peaked again when comedian Bill Cosby admitted to using the drugs to ... «Pharmacy Times, Jul 15»
5
Cosby testimony puts '70s party drug quaaludes back in news
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Molly there was the quaalude, the most popular party drug of the 1970s. It was also, as we now know, the one Bill ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
6
Quaaludes, 1970s party drug, back in the news
LOS ANGELES -- Before there was Molly there was the quaalude, the most popular party drug of the 1970s. It was also, as we now know, the one Bill Cosby kept ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
7
Bill Cosby isn't the only fan of Quaaludes
In comedian/TV star Bill Cosby's deposition released Saturday by The New York Times, Cosby acknowledged that he obtained a type of hypnotic sedative called ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
8
Judd Apatow Doubles Down on Bill Cosby Criticism: 'You Don't …
“And you know, when you go out on a date you don't need seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. I'm in show business. Famous people can meet women without ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
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The deserters: After quaalude revelations, those walking away from …
A man with two children walks past a mural depicting entertainer Bill Cosby, center, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
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The rise and fall of Quaaludes
Quaalude was popular in the US in the 1970s. Now, the drug is back in the headlines after the revelation that comedian Bill Cosby admitted getting them to give ... «BBC News, Jul 15»

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