potassium bromide

noun

Definition of potassium bromide

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

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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, "Investors like Fed rate cut and Biden but virus continues to bite," 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, "Here's a Machine That Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of potassium bromide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium bromide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20bromide. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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potassium bromide

noun

Medical Definition of potassium bromide

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

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