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English definition of “bromide”

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.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug

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 beforeBoredom, tedium and boring things
(Definition of bromide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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