Bromide meaning

brōmīd
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The definition of a bromide is a compound containing bromine.

An example of a bromide is potassium bromide which is a sedative.

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A compound in which bromine is combined with a certain element, radical, etc., as silver bromide or methyl bromide.
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Potassium bromide, KBr, used in medicine as a sedative.
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A trite saying; platitude.
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A compound, such as potassium bromide, containing bromine and another element or radical.
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(inorganic chemistry) A binary compound of bromine and some other element or radical.
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A dose of bromide taken as a sedative.
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A dull person with conventional thoughts.

My adviser at college was a bromide who had not had an original thought in years.

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We hoped the speech would include reassurances, but instead it was merely one bromide after another.

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Origin of bromide

  • From brom(ine) + -ide.

    From Wiktionary