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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The combination of a metal with a nonmetallic chiefly univalent and pentavalent element belonging to the halogens that is normally a deep red corrosive toxic liquid, sometimes used as a sedative.

Usage examples (36)
  • The physician prescribed potassium bromide to calm Mr. Dodson.
  • The reversal of the image by soluble haloid salts, such as bromide of potassium, was then dwelt upon with experimental demonstration.
  • Also, people don't use the word bromide anymore.
  • People, to coin a bromide, can be amazingly contradictory.” for more
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