potassium bromide
noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KBr with a saline taste that is used especially as a sedative and in photography

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  • potassium bromide — n. a white, crystalline compound, KBr, used in photography, medicine, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • potassium bromide — noun a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography • Hypernyms: ↑salt, ↑restrainer * * * noun : a crystalline salt KBr having a biting saline taste that is used chiefly in medicine as a sedative, in photography for making… …   Useful english dictionary

  • potassium bromide — kalio bromidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KBr atitikmenys: angl. potassium bromide rus. калий бромистый; калия бромид …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • potassium bromide — Chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, KBr, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic papers and plates, in engraving, and in medicine as a sedative. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • potassium bromide — chemical compound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • potassium bromide — potas′sium bro′mide n. chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, KBr, used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic papers and plates, in engraving, and as a sedative • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • potassium bromide — /pəˌtæsiəm ˈbroʊmaɪd/ (say puh.taseeuhm brohmuyd) noun a white crystalline compound, KBr, used in photography and formerly as a sedative …   Australian English dictionary

  • Potassium — (pronEng|pəˈtæsiəm) is a chemical element. It has the symbol K ( la. kalium, from ar. qalīy), atomic number 19, and atomic mass 39.0983. The name potassium comes from the word potash , as potassium was first isolated from potash. Potassium is a… …   Wikipedia

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