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Definition of "bromide" [bro•mide]

  • A binary compound of bromine with another element, such as silver. (noun)
  • Potassium bromide. (noun)
  • A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. See Synonyms at cliché. (noun)
  • A tiresome person; a bore. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bromide" in a sentence
  • "In 1901 he established that by decreasing the sodium chloride in food, potassium bromide is rendered so effective for the treatment of epilepsy that the therapeutic dose falls from 10 g to 2 g."
  • "Methyl bromide, which is heavily used on chemically grown strawberries, is one of the most toxic agricultural chemicals in use (toxic to humans and to the atmosphere)."
  • "The state Department of Pesticide Regulation will register methyl iodide as a substitute for the pesticide methyl bromide, which is being phased out by international treaty because it depletes the Earth's protective ozone layer."