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Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 19th century


A trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to soothe or placate.


A compound of bromine with another element or group.

Examples of Bromide in a sentence

"She couldn't help but roll her eyes at the expected bromide from her father."

"The upcoming chemistry test will cover the chapter on compounds of bromide. "

About Bromide

Bromine (symbol Br) is a chemical element discovered in the early 1800s. Creating a compound of bromine and another element will give you a solution named [other element] bromide. Silver bromide, for example, is commonly used in photographic development.

Did you Know?

We can thank the magic of chemistry for the definition of "bromide" as a commonplace, overused figure of speech. Potassium bromide is no longer used as a sedative today, but we describe anything that is so dull it might put you to sleep as a bromide.

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