foudroyant[fo̵̅o̅ dro̵i′ənt; Fr fo̵̅o̅ drwȧ yän′]
- Rare dazzling or stunning
- Med., Obsolete fulminant
Origin: French present participle of foudroyer, to strike by lightning ; from foudre, lightning, ultimately ; from Classical Latin fulgur, akin to flagrare, to burn: see flame
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- Dazzling or stunning in effect.
- Medicine Occurring suddenly and severely. Used of a disease.
Origin: French, from present participle of foudroyer, to strike with lightning, from foudre, lightning, from Old French fouldre, from Latin fulgur, from fulgēre, to flash; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.