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A capsule or tablet of the illicit drug methaqualone.

[Originally a trademark.]
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(Pharmacology) US a proprietary name for methaqualone
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(ˈkweɪ lud)
a brand of methaqualone.
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Noun1.Quaalude - sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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For instance, with methaqualone (Quaaludes), many labs still charge insurance for this test, but positive test results are exceptionally rare.
Avenatti also gave the committee a declaration from an anonymous "witness" who said that in 1981 to 1982, she personally saw Kavanaugh "'spike' the 'punch' at house parties I attended with quaaludes and/or grain alcohol.
He admitted it himself back in 2005, saying he bought Quaaludes, a brand of sedative pills, to give to victims he wanted to have sex with.
He also acknowledged obtaining quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women before sex.
News of his son's health woes come a week after Depp's bombshell interview with Rolling Stone in which he spoke of his struggles with depression, money and his love for drugs including quaaludes.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star spoke about his use of hallucinogenic Quaaludes and admitted abusing a bootleg version of the drug.
In Polanski's case, the expulsion comes more than 40 years after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl he plied with champagne and Quaaludes during a photo shoot, and 15 years after he won a best director Oscar.
"So she goes to her room and boozes it up and does quaaludes. This is a woman who has to do a paternity test with Sylvester Stallone and some other guy.
In a deposition he gave as part of Ms Constand's lawsuit, the comedian acknowledged giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.
Not heroin or cocaine - back then it was LSD, uppers, downers, quaaludes, pot he had it all.
Drugs were still good, especially Quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you'd f**k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning."