bromide [ broh-mahyd or for 1, broh-mid ]
a. a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of two elements, one of which is bromine, as sodium bromide, NaBr.
b. a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide.
2. Pharmacology. potassium bromide, known to produce central nervous system depression, formerly used as a sedative.
3. a platitude or trite saying.
4. a person who is platitudinous and boring.
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WORDS RELATED TO BROMIDE
cliche, commonplace, stereotype, sedative, compound, banality, saw, trite
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Origin: 1830–40; brom- + -ide; in defs 3, 4 from use of some bromides as sedatives
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