Definition of bromine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbrəʊmiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbroʊmiːn//
[uncountable] (symbol Br)
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a chemical element. Bromine is a dark red poisonous liquid and has a very strong unpleasant smell. It is mainly found in the form of salts in sea water. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French brome, from Greek brōmos ‘a stink’, + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bromine