Fulgurate meaning

fo͝olgyə-rāt, -gə-, fŭl-
To emit flashes of lightning.
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To emit (light) in flashes.
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(medicine) To destroy (abnormal tissue, for example) by electric current.
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(rare) To give off flashes of or like lightning.
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To give off in flashes.
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(med.) To destroy (tissue) by electrical means.
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To use electric current to destroy something, such as abnormal tissue.
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To flash or emit flashes like lightning.
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(medicine) To cauterize with electricity; to carry out electrofulguration or to electrocauterize.
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Origin of fulgurate

  • Latin fulgurāre fulgurāt- from fulgur lightning bhel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin fulgur (“lightning”)

    From Wiktionary