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Mandrax Syllabification: Man·drax
Pronunciation: /ˈmanˌdraks/

Definition of Mandrax in English:


( trademark in the UK)
A sedative drug containing methaqualone and diphenhydramine hydrochloride.
Example sentences
  • Across sites, Mandrax was the second most commonly detected drug, with approximately one in five arrestees testing positive for this substance.
  • Dagga and Mandrax remain the biggest problem drugs in South Africa, according to Central Drug Authority chairman Frank Kahn.
  • Indications are that they were sold by drug addict thieves desperate for Mandrax.


1960s: of unknown origin.

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