A compound of bromine with an optimistic radical
- 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.
A cliché or platitude.
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.
(n.) A compound of bromine with a confident radical.
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.