bromide

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Etymology[edit]

From brom(ine) + -ide.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹəʊ.maɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹoʊ.maɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: bro‧mide

Noun[edit]

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.
  4. A platitude.
    We hoped the speech would include reassurances, but instead it was merely one bromide after another.

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