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Definition of bromide noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a chemical which contains bromine, used, especially in the past, to make people feel calm
  2. 2[countable] an idea or remark that is intended to make someone feel calmer or more comfortable, but that is not original and has no effect Feel-good bromides can create the illusion of problem solving.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bromide