He was adept at deflecting a direct question with an anecdote or a bromide presented as a confidence.
In the end, I temporised with a moderate dose of bromide, deciding to call and see if more energetic measures were necessary.
That first night we had to give her bromide, and she woke very miserable.
The tincture of opium may be combined with aromatic spirit of ammonia, or with bromide of potassium, or with chloral hydrate.
He did so, and gave me daily a teaspoonful of bromide of potassium.
It should not be thought, however, that every exposure on bromide paper must involve an arithmetical calculation.
How could you distinguish between a chloride, a bromide, and an iodide?
At the end he let Ancrum lead him up to bed and give him the bromide the Paris doctor had prescribed.
A sulphide-toned print is at least as permanent as the bromide from which it is made.
And he took a dose of bromide and commended himself again to sleep, while the serpent withdrew in some confusion.
compound of bromine and another metal or radical, 1836, from bromine, the pungent, poisonous element, + -ide. Used as a sedative; figurative sense of "dull, conventional person or trite saying" popularized by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) in his book "Are You a Bromide?" (1906). Related: Bromidic.
bromide bro·mide (brō'mīd')
A binary compound of bromine with another element, especially a salt containing monovalent negatively charged bromine.
[1900s+; fr the use of bromide as a sedative]