potassium bromide

noun

: a crystalline salt KBr with a saline taste that is used especially as a sedative and in photography

Examples of potassium bromide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guess the business This multinational corporation was founded in 1897 as a bleach and potassium bromide manufacturer. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2020 Typically, in order to reduce carbon dioxide, water laced with salts like sodium chloride or potassium bromide is used as an electrolyte. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium bromide was in 1869

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“Potassium bromide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20bromide. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

potassium bromide

noun
: a crystalline salt KBr with a saline taste that is used as a sedative and in photography

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