bromide

[ broh-mahyd or for 1, broh-mid ]SEE DEFINITION OF bromide
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That first night we had to give her bromide, and she woke very miserable.

He did so, and gave me daily a teaspoonful of bromide of potassium.

"You'd better take a few doses of bromide," said the detective brusquely.

How could you distinguish between a chloride, a bromide, and an iodide?

The first of these is the bleach, or oxidizing mixture of bromide and ferricyanide.

A sulphide-toned print is at least as permanent as the bromide from which it is made.

I must have a course of shower-baths and of bromide of potassium.

The bromide does me no good, and the shower-baths have no effect whatever.

The true bowket of our port and bromide begins to tickle my nostrils.

Potassic bromide should be kept in the house, to use in case of necessity.

WORD ORIGIN

compound of bromine and another metal or radical, 1836, from bromine, the pungent, poisonous element, + -ide. Used as a sedative; figurative sense of "dull, conventional person or trite saying" popularized by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) in his book "Are You a Bromide?" (1906). Related: Bromidic.

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