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potassium bromide

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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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Origin of potassium bromide

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for potassium bromide

potassium bromide

noun
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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Medical definitions for potassium bromide

potassium bromide

n.
A white crystalline solid or powder used as a sedative.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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