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potassium bromide

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KBr, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic papers and plates, in engraving, and in medicine as a sedative.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
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potassium bromide

a white crystalline soluble substance with a bitter saline taste used in making photographic papers and plates and in medicine as a sedative. Formula: KBr
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potassium bromide in Medicine

potassium bromide n.
A white crystalline solid or powder used as a sedative.

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