Fulminate Definition

fo͝olmə-nāt, fŭl-
fulminated, fulminates, fulminating
verb
fulminated, fulminates, fulminating
To thunder and lighten.
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To shout forth (denunciations, decrees, etc.)
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To explode with sudden violence; detonate.
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To cause to explode.
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To express strong disapproval; inveigh.
To fulminate against political corruption.
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noun
fulminates
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, containing the monovalent negative radical CNO and used in detonators and percussion caps.
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Other Word Forms of Fulminate

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Singular:
fulminate
Plural:
fulminates

Origin of Fulminate

  • 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

  • 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

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