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bromide

noun uk   /ˈbrəʊ.maɪd/  us   /ˈbroʊ-/

bromide noun (DRUG)

[C or U] old-fashioned a drug used to calm people who are very unhappy or worried: He took a/some bromide to calm his nerves.

bromide noun (COMMENT)

[C] formal a remark or statement that, although it might be true, is boring and has no meaning because it has been said so many times before
Translations of “bromide”
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥, 溴化物鎮靜劑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药, 溴化物镇静剂…
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