Meaning of “bromide” in the English Dictionary

"bromide" in British English

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uk /ˈbrəʊ.maɪd/ us /ˈbroʊ.maɪd/

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.

(Definition of “bromide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)