Fulgurate Definition

fo͝olgyə-rāt, -gə-, fŭl-
fulgurated, fulgurates, fulgurating
To give off flashes of or like lightning.
Webster's New World
To give off in flashes.
Webster's New World
To destroy (tissue) by electrical means.
Webster's New World

(medicine) To cauterize with electricity; to carry out electrofulguration or to electrocauterize.


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

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