methyl bromide
noun Date: 1871 a poisonous gaseous compound CH3Br used chiefly as a fumigant against rodents, worms, and insects

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  • methyl bromide — n. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, with an odor resembling chloroform, used as a refrigerant, fumigant, and in organic synthesis …   English World dictionary

  • methyl bromide — Chem. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, used chiefly as a solvent, refrigerant, and fumigant and in organic synthesis. Also called bromomethane. [1900 05] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  bromomethane        a colourless, nonflammable,… …   Universalium

  • methyl bromide — noun a poisonous gas or liquid (CH3Br) used to fumigate rodents, worms, etc. • Hypernyms: ↑bromide * * * noun : a poisonous gaseous compound CH3Br used chiefly as a fumigant against rodents, worms, and insects; bromo methane * * * Chem. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • methyl bromide — Used in ionization chambers; for degreasing wool; extracting oils from nuts, seeds, flowers; used as an insect fumigant for mills, warehouses, vaults, ships, freight cars; also as a soil fumigant. * * * methyl bromide n a poisonous gaseous… …   Medical dictionary

  • methyl bromide — noun bromomethane …   Wiktionary

  • methyl bromide — meth′yl bro′mide n. chem. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, used as a solvent, refrigerant, and fumigant, and in organic synthesis • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • methyl bromide — /mɛθəl ˈbroʊmaɪd/ (say methuhl brohmuyd) noun the compound bromomethane, CH3Br, used as a fumigant; an ozone depleting substance listed in the Montreal Protocol …   Australian English dictionary

  • Methyl iodide — Methyl iodide …   Wikipedia

  • bromide — [brō′mīd΄] n. [ BROM(O) + IDE] 1. a compound in which bromine is combined with a certain element, radical, etc., as silver bromide or methyl bromide 2. potassium bromide, KBr, used in medicine as a sedative ☆ 3. [from association with dullness of …   English World dictionary

  • bromide — /broh muyd/ or, for 1, /broh mid/, n. 1. Chem. a. a salt of hydrobromic acid consisting of two elements, one of which is bromine, as sodium bromide, NaBr. b. a compound containing bromine, as methyl bromide. 2. Pharm. potassium bromide, known to… …   Universalium

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