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Mar 23, 2017
This week’s theme
Words from chemistry

This week’s words
osmosis
solvent
caustic
bromidic
miscible


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with Anu Garg

bromidic

PRONUNCIATION:
(broh-MID-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Commonplace; trite.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the former use of bromide compounds as sedatives. Bromine got its name from the Greek bromos (stench) due to its strong smell. Earliest documented use: 1906.

USAGE:
“Did you get bored with my bromidic lectures?”
Tushar Sen; Pandora’s Box; Frog Books; 2015.

See more usage examples of bromidic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often. -Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980)

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