potassium bromide


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potassium bromide

n.
A white crystalline solid or powder, KBr, used as a sedative, in photographic emulsion, and in lithography.

potassium bromide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble substance with a bitter saline taste used in making photographic papers and plates and in medicine as a sedative. Formula: KBr

potas′sium bro′mide


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KBr, used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic papers and plates, in engraving, and as a sedative.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.potassium bromide - a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography
restrainer - a chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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