- a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, used chiefly as a solvent, refrigerant, and fumigant and in organic synthesis.
Origin of methyl bromide
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called bromomethane.
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- a colourless poisonous gas or volatile liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent, and extinguishant. Formula: CH 3 Br