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Examples of bromide in a Sentence
His speech had nothing more to offer than the usual bromides about how everyone needs to work together.
a newspaper editorial offering the timeworn bromide that people should settle their differences peacefully
Recent Examples of bromide from the Web
Seventeen people are taken to the hospital complaining of labored breathing and headaches after a leak of chlorine and hydrogen bromide.
The bromide that politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, is certainly true in New Orleans.
The president, with each 140-character message, takes that old, optimistic bromide—there is more that connects us, as Americans, than divides us—and flips it.
This moving and often very funny memoir of Riggs’s experience with metastatic breast cancer is bromide-free and honest.
Another guest may offer bromides about the land of the free.
The bromide wash reduced releases of toxic mercury into the air when coal is burned.
Bromide reacts with chlorine, which is used to disinfect drinking water, to form THMs.
O’Dwyer said the investigation focused on the state’s purchase of vecuronium bromide, one of three drugs used in its lethal injection protocol.
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Did You Know?
After bromine was discovered in 1827, chemists could not resist experimenting with the new element. It didn't take long before they found uses for its compounds, in particular potassium bromide. Potassium bromide was used as a sedative to treat everything from epilepsy to sleeplessness, and by the 20th century, bromide was being used figuratively to apply to anything or anyone that might put one to sleep because of commonness or just plain dullness. Today, bromides are no longer an ingredient in sedative preparations, but we can still feel the effects of figurative bromides as we encounter them in our daily routines.
First Known Use of bromide
BROMIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bromide for English Language Learners
: 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
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