bromide

11 ENTRIES FOUND:

bro·mide

noun \ˈbrō-ˌmīd\

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

First Known Use of BROMIDE

1830

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

bro·mide

noun \ˈbrō-ˌmīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BROMIDE

1
: a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (as potassium bromide) used as sedatives
2
: a dose of bromide taken usually as a sedative

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