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An irritating colorless gas, HBr, used in the manufacture of barbiturates and synthetic hormones.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent gas used in organic synthesis. Formula: HBr
2. (Elements & Compounds) an aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide; hydrobromic acid
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a colorless gas, HBr, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrobromic acid.
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|Noun||1.||hydrogen bromide - a colorless gas that yields hydrobromic acid in solution with water|
bromide - any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs
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