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bromide

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noun bro·mide \ˈbrō-ˌmīd\

Simple Definition of bromide

  • : a drug that makes a person calm

  • : a statement that is intended to make people feel happier or calmer but that is not original or effective

Full Definition of bromide

  1. 1 :  a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (as potassium bromide) used as sedatives

  2. 2 a :  a commonplace or tiresome person :  bore b :  a commonplace or hackneyed statement or notion

Examples of bromide

  1. His speech had nothing more to offer than the usual bromides about how everyone needs to work together.

  2. <a newspaper editorial offering the timeworn bromide that people should settle their differences peacefully>



1830

First Known Use of bromide

1830

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bromide

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noun bro·mide \ˈbrō-ˌmīd\

Medical Definition of bromide

  1. 1:  a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (as potassium bromide) used as sedatives

  2. 2:  a dose of bromide taken usually as a sedative




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