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a. Univalent anionic bromine, or a compound of bromine, especially a binary compound of bromine with a more electropositive element.
b. Potassium bromide.
a. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. See Synonyms at cliché.
b. A tiresome person; a bore.
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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
a. a trite saying; platitude
b. a dull or boring person
[C19, C20 (cliché): from brom(ine) + -ide]
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bro•mide(ˈbroʊ maɪd or, for 1, ˈbroʊ mɪd)
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.
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A compound, such as potassium bromide, containing bromine and another element or radical.
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a trite saying; a platitude.See also: Proverbs
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|Noun||1.||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
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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.
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bromide[ˈbrəʊmaɪd] n (Chem) → bromuro
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n. bromuro, bromo, elemento no metálico, miembro del grupo de halógenos, muy irritante a las membranas mucosas. Se emplea como oxidante y antiséptico.
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