- Rare dazzling or stunning
- Med., Obs. fulminant
Origin of foudroyantFr, present participle of foudroyer, to strike by lightning ; from foudre, lightning, ultimately ; from Classical Latin fulgur, akin to flagrare, to burn: see flame
- Dazzling or stunning in effect.
- Medicine Occurring suddenly and severely. Used of a disease.
Origin of foudroyantFrench, from present participle of foudroyer, to strike with lightning, from foudre, lightning, from Old French fouldre, from Latin fulgur, from fulg&emacron;re, to flash; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.