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Bromide

Bro′mide

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Noun.
1.
(Chem.)
A compound of bromine with a positive radical.

Definition 2022


Bromide

Bromide

See also: bromide

German

Noun

Bromide n

  1. plural of Bromid

bromide

bromide

See also: Bromide

English

Noun

bromide (plural bromides)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) A binary compound of bromine and some other element or radical.
  2. A dose of bromide taken as a sedative.
  3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
    My adviser at college was a bromide who had not had an original thought in years.
    • Frank Gelett Burgess
      The bromide conforms to everything sanctioned by the majority, and may be depended upon to be trite, banal, and arbitrary.
  4. A platitude.
    We hoped the speech would include reassurances, but instead it was merely one bromide after another.

Synonyms

  • (platitude): platitude; see also Wikisaurus:saying

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