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bromide

[ broh-mahyd or, for 1, broh-mid ]
/ ˈbroʊ maɪd or, for 1, ˈbroʊ mɪd /
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noun
Chemistry.
  1. a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of two elements, one of which is bromine, as sodium bromide, NaBr.
  2. a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide.
Pharmacology. potassium bromide, known to produce central nervous system depression, formerly used as a sedative.
a platitude or trite saying.
a person who is platitudinous and boring.
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Origin of bromide

First recorded in 1830–40; brom- + -ide; in defs. 3, 4 from use of some bromides as sedatives

OTHER WORDS FROM bromide

sub·bro·mide, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bromide

bromide
/ (ˈbrəʊmaɪd) /

noun
any salt of hydrobromic acid, containing the monovalent ion Br (bromide ion)
any compound containing a bromine atom, such as methyl bromide
a dose of sodium or potassium bromide given as a sedative
  1. a trite saying; platitude
  2. a dull or boring person

Word Origin for bromide

C19, C20 (cliché): from brom (ine) + -ide
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Scientific definitions for bromide

bromide
[ brōmīd′ ]

A compound, such as potassium bromide, containing bromine and another element or radical.
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