Rare to give off flashes of or like lightning
Origin of fulgurate; from Classical Latin fulguratus, past participle of fulgurare, to flash ; from fulgur, lightning, akin to fulgent
- to give off in flashes
- Med. to destroy (tissue) by electrical means
verbful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing, ful·gu·rates
To emit flashes of lightning.
- To emit (light) in flashes.
- Medicine To destroy (abnormal tissue, for example) by electric current.
Origin of fulgurateLatin fulgurare, fulgurat-, from fulgur, lightning; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present fulgurates, present participle fulgurating, simple past and past participle fulgurated)