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Meaning of bromide

bro•mide

Pronunciation: (brō'mīd or, for 1, brō'mid), [key]
— n.
    1. a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of two elements, one of which is bromine, as sodium bromide, NaBr.
    2. a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide.
  1. potassium bromide, known to produce central nervous system depression, formerly used as a sedative.
  2. a platitude or trite saying.
  3. a person who is platitudinous and boring.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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