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See also: quaalude


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  1. (pharmacology) A proprietary name for methaqualone.


Quaalude (plural Quaaludes)

  1. A dose of this drug, sometimes taken recreationally.
    Synonyms: methaqualone, lude, mandrake
    • 2017 September 30, Ross Douthat, “Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner”, in New York Times[1]:
      Hef was the grinning pimp of the sexual revolution, with quaaludes for the ladies and Viagra for himself — a father of smut addictions and eating disorders, abortions and divorce and syphilis, a pretentious huckster who published Updike stories no one read while doing flesh procurement for celebrities, a revolutionary whose revolution chiefly benefited men much like himself.

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