methyl bromide

noun Chemistry.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for methyl bromide

methyl bromide


a colourless poisonous gas or volatile liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent, and extinguishant. Formula: CH 3 Br
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