bromide

bromide
[[t]bro͟ʊmaɪd[/t]]
bromides
1) N-MASS Bromide is a drug which used to be given to people to calm their nerves when they were worried or upset.

For the first time for months he was able to sleep without bromides.

2) N-COUNT A bromide is a comment which is intended to calm someone down when they are angry, but which has been expressed so often that it has become boring and meaningless. [FORMAL]

The government's actions belie Mr Waldegrave's bromides.

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  • Bromide — Bromide, Verbindungen des Broms mit andern Grundstoffen oder (meist organischen) Radikalen. Von denselben sind besonders die Metallbromide, Salze der Bromwasserstoffsäure und einige organische Bromide bemerkenswert (s. Brom). Viele derselben sind …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • bromide — [brō′mīd΄] n. [ BROM(O) + IDE] 1. a compound in which bromine is combined with a certain element, radical, etc., as silver bromide or methyl bromide 2. potassium bromide, KBr, used in medicine as a sedative ☆ 3. [from association with dullness of …   English World dictionary

  • Bromide — Bro mide, n. 1. (Chem.) A compound of bromine with a positive radical. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who is conventional and commonplace in his habits of thought and conversation. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The bromide conforms to everything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bromide — Bromide, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 163 Housing Units (2000): 80 Land area (2000): 0.669281 sq. miles (1.733430 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.669281 sq. miles (1.733430 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bromide, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 163 Housing Units (2000): 80 Land area (2000): 0.669281 sq. miles (1.733430 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.669281 sq. miles (1.733430 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bromide — compound of bromine and another metal or radical, 1836, from BROMINE (Cf. bromine), the pungent, poisonous element, + IDE (Cf. ide). Used as a sedative; figurative sense of dull, conventional person or trite saying popularized by U.S. humorist… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bromide — ► NOUN 1) Chemistry a compound of bromine with another element or group. 2) dated a sedative preparation containing potassium bromide. 3) a trite and unoriginal idea or remark, especially one intended to placate: I was too hard headed to accept… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bromide — Bromide, s. Brommetalle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bromide — Bromīde, s. Brom …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bromide — ● bromide nom féminin Lésion cutanée due à une intoxication chronique par des médicaments à base de brome ou de ses dérivés, du type bromure …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bromide — Bromide,   Singular Bromid das, (e)s, Bromverbindungen.   …   Universal-Lexikon

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