American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A binary compound of bromine with another element, such as silver.
- n. Potassium bromide.
- n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. See Synonyms at cliché.
- n. A tiresome person; a bore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound formed by the union of bromine with another element or with an organic radical. Also bromuret.
- n. inorganic chemistry A binary compound of bromine and some other element or radical.
- n. A dose of bromide taken as a sedative.
- n. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
- n. A platitude.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A compound of bromine with a positive radical.
- n. Slang A person who is conventional and commonplace in his habits of thought and conversation.
- n. a conventional or trite saying; -- often used in the phrase “old
- n. a trite or obvious remark
- n. any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs
- From brom(ine) + -ide. (Wiktionary)
“In 1901 he established that by decreasing the sodium chloride in food, potassium bromide is rendered so effective for the treatment of epilepsy that the therapeutic dose falls from 10 g to 2 g.”
“Methyl bromide, which is heavily used on chemically grown strawberries, is one of the most toxic agricultural chemicals in use (toxic to humans and to the atmosphere).”
“The state Department of Pesticide Regulation will register methyl iodide as a substitute for the pesticide methyl bromide, which is being phased out by international treaty because it depletes the Earth's protective ozone layer.”
“Seeing how chlorine is a necessary treatment additive and the bromide is a natural element within the water, Ivanhoe officials got creative and decided to keep sunlight away from the water by dropping over 3 million black spheres called bird balls into the reservoir.”
“Then something called pancuronium bromide, which is a muscle relaxer that stops breathing, and then potassium chloride, finally, that stops the heart.”
“South African farmers will now have a five year grace period to find replacement products for methyl bromide, which is presently used for soil fumigation in nurseries, flower and vegetable production, replanting of apple and other orchards and tobacco seedbeds.”
“He learns that laborers there work in fields routinely sprayed with the highly toxic pesticide methyl bromide, which is blamed for appalling deformities in their children.”
“Environmental Protection Agency in 2007 as a replacement for the fumigant methyl bromide, which is being phased out by international treaty because it depletes the Earth's protective ozone layer.”
“Currently, strawberry growers use a fumigant called methyl bromide, which is being phased out around the world because it damages the ozone layer.”
“Currently growers use a fumigant called methyl bromide, which is being phased out under international treaty because it damages the ozone layer.”
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