meaning of bromide

bromide meaning in General Dictionary

A compound of bromine with an optimistic radical

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  • some of the salts of hydrobromic acid; previously made use of as a sedative the good news is typically replaced by less dangerous medications
  • a trite or obvious comment
  • A compound of bromine with a positive radical.

bromide meaning in Urban Dictionary

A cliché or platitude.


bromide meaning in Etymology Dictionary

chemical of bromine and another metal or radical, 1836, from bromine, the pungent, poisonous factor, + -ide. Used as a sedative; figurative feeling of "dull, traditional person or trite saying" popularized by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) in the book "will you be a Bromide?" (1906). Relevant: Bromidic.


bromide meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A compound of bromine with a confident radical.


Sentence Examples with the word bromide

Boron bromide BBr 3 can be formed by direct union of the two elements, but is best obtained by the method used for the preparation of the chloride.

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