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bro·mide

 (brō′mīd′)
n.
1.
a. Univalent anionic bromine, or a compound of bromine, especially a binary compound of bromine with a more electropositive element.
b. Potassium bromide.
2.
a. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. See Synonyms at cliché.
b. A tiresome person; a bore.

bromide

(ˈbrəʊmaɪd)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt of hydrobromic acid, containing the monovalent ion Br (bromide ion)
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound containing a bromine atom, such as methyl bromide
3. (Medicine) a dose of sodium or potassium bromide given as a sedative
4.
a. a trite saying; platitude
b. a dull or boring person
[C19, C20 (cliché): from brom(ine) + -ide]

bro•mide

(ˈbroʊ maɪd or, for 1, ˈbroʊ mɪd)

n.
1.
a. a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of bromine and another element.
b. a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide.
2. potassium bromide, formerly used as a sedative.
3. a trite saying; platitude.
4. a boring, platitudinous person.
[1830–40; brom (ine) + -ide; (definitions 3,4) from use of some bromides as sedatives]

bro·mide

(brō′mīd′)
A compound, such as potassium bromide, containing bromine and another element or radical.

bromide

a trite saying; a platitude.
See also: Proverbs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bromide - any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs
halide - a salt of any halogen acid
hydrogen bromide - a colorless gas that yields hydrobromic acid in solution with water
methyl bromide - a poisonous gas or liquid (CH3Br) used to fumigate rodents, worms, etc.
silver bromide - a bromide that darkens when exposed to light; used in making photographic emulsions
2.bromide - a trite or obvious remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
truism - an obvious truth

bromide

noun platitude, cliché, banality, truism, commonplace, chestnut (informal), old saw, trite remark, hackneyed saying or phrase The same old bromides were used to justify failure.

bromide

noun
A trite expression or idea:
Translations
brómbromidsuchar
bromiditylsimys
bromek
bromid

bromide

[ˈbrəʊmaɪd] N
1. (Chem, Typ) → bromuro m
2. (fig) (= platitude) → perogrullada f

bromide

[ˈbrəʊmaɪd] n
(= drug) → bromure m
(= platitude) → banalité f

bromide

n
(Chem) → Bromid nt; (Typ) → Bromsilberdruck m; (Med inf) → Beruhigungsmittel nt
(fig, = platitude) → Plattitüde f, → Allgemeinplatz m

bromide

[ˈbrəʊmaɪd] n (Chem) → bromuro

bro·mide

n. bromuro, bromo, elemento no metálico, miembro del grupo de halógenos, muy irritante a las membranas mucosas. Se emplea como oxidante y antiséptico.

bromide

n bromuro
References in classic literature ?
of chloride of sodium; then, in a smaller quantity, chlorides of magnesium and of potassium, bromide of magnesium, sulphate of magnesia, sulphate and carbonate of lime.
Why, he is no more than a ponderous bromide, thanks to Gelett Burgess.
She was so used to hearing Sellers lash the Philistine and hold forth on unappreciated merit that she could hardly believe the miracle when, in answer to a sympathetic bromide on the popular lack of taste in Art, Beverley replied that, as far as he was concerned, the public showed strong good sense.
Zinc bromide and other bromides are highly corrosive to any form of steel it comes into contact with," says consultant Downs.
California has banned bromides beginning in 2008, and Massachusetts has held a hearing on the matter.
Emerson knew that bromides had sedative properties and could therefore be useful in the treatment of 'tension' headaches.