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EtymologyEdit

From brom(ine) + -ide.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: brō'mīd, IPA(key): /ˈbɹəʊ.maɪd/
  • (US) enPR: brō'mīd, IPA(key): /ˈbɹoʊ.maɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: bro‧mide

NounEdit

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, or to reduce sexual appetite
  3. A dull person with conventional thoughts
    My adviser at college was a bromide who had not had an original thought in years.
    • Frank Gelett Burgess
      The bromide conforms to everything sanctioned by the majority, and may be depended upon to be trite, banal, and arbitrary.
  4. A platitude
    We hoped the speech would include reassurances, but instead it was merely one bromide after another.
  5. (photography) A print made on bromide paper

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