Fulminate meaning

fo͝olmə-nāt, fŭl-
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.
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The definition of fulminate is to take a strong stance in protesting something, or is a disease that comes on suddenly and strongly out of nowhere, is a violent and sudden explosion.

When you begin actively and passionately protesting taxes, this is an example of when you fulminate against taxes.

When you get very sick all of a sudden with a serious illness, this is an example of when the condition fulminates.

When thunder claps loudly in the sky outside your house, this is an example of thunder fulminating.

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To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation.

Fulminated against political chicanery.

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To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
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To cause to explode.
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To thunder and lighten.
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To explode with sudden violence; detonate.
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To express strong disapproval; inveigh.

To fulminate against political corruption.

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To cause to explode.
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To shout forth (denunciations, decrees, etc.)
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An explosive salt of fulminic acid, containing the monovalent negative radical CNO and used in detonators and percussion caps.
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An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To make a verbal attack.
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(figuratively) To issue as a denunciation.
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To explode or detonate.
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(now rare) To strike with lightning; to cause to explode.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of fulminic acid, mostly explosive.
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Origin of fulminate

  • Middle English fulminaten from Latin fulmināre fulmināt- to strike with lightning from fulmen fulmin- lightning that strikes bhel-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin fulminātus, past participle of fulminō (“lighten, hurl or strike with lightning”), from fulmen (“lightning which strikes and sets on fire, thunderbolt”), from earlier *fulgmen, *fulgimen, from fulgō, fulgeō (“flash, lighten”). More at fulgent.

    From Wiktionary