noun 1. powder that explodes by percussion. 2. a fulminate. noun 1. powder that detonates by percussion
[fuhl-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfʌl məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a violent denunciation or censure: a sermon that was one long fulmination. 2. violent explosion. n. c.1500, from Middle French fulmination, from Latin fulminationem (nominative fulminatio) “discharge of lightning,” noun of action from past participle stem of fulminare (see fulminate).
[fuhl-min] /ˈfʌl mɪn/ verb (used with or without object), fulmined, fulmining. Archaic. 1. to fulminate.
[fuhl-min-ik] /fʌlˈmɪn ɪk/ adjective 1. highly explosive; unstable. 2. of or derived from fulminic acid.