Meaning of potassium bromide

potas'sium bro'mide

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KBr, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic papers and plates, in engraving, and in medicine as a sedative.
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