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a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of two elements, one of which is bromine, as sodium bromide, NaBr.
a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide.

Pharmacology. potassium bromide, known to produce central nervous system depression, formerly used as a sedative.
a platitude or trite saying.
a person who is platitudinous and boring.
Contemporary Examples

Richard Holbrooke’s Brilliant Drive Harold Evans December 12, 2010

Historical Examples

The Vanishing Man R. Austin Freeman
Bromide Printing and Enlarging John A. Tennant
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Bromide Printing and Enlarging John A. Tennant
Bromide Printing and Enlarging John A. Tennant
Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Various
The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Various
Fables For The Times H. W. Phillips

any salt of hydrobromic acid, containing the monovalent ion Br– (bromide ion)
any compound containing a bromine atom, such as methyl bromide
a dose of sodium or potassium bromide given as a sedative

a trite saying; platitude
a dull or boring person


A compound, such as potassium bromide, containing bromine and another element or radical.

An old, stale joke or scrap of wisdom: a rolling illustration of the bromide that beggars can’t be choosers
A boring, tedious person: Clutterbuck, with his wilted wit, was a total bromide


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