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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bromine a chemical element (19-21 centuries), from French brome 'bromine', from Greek bromos 'bad smell'

bromide

noun
     
Related topics: Compounds
bro‧mide
1 [uncountable and countable]HCC a chemical which is sometimes used in medicine to make people feel calm
2 [countable] formal a statement which is intended to make someone less angry but which is not effective

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