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[fuhl-muh-neyt] /ˈfʌl məˌneɪt/

verb (used without object), fulminated, fulminating.
to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against):
The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
verb (used with object), fulminated, fulminating.
to cause to explode.
to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.
one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, especially the mercury salt of fulminic acid, which is a powerful detonating agent.
/ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt; ˈfʊl-/
(intransitive) often foll by against. to make criticisms or denunciations; rail
to explode with noise and violence
(intransitive) (archaic) to thunder and lighten
any salt or ester of fulminic acid, esp the mercury salt, which is used as a detonator

early 15c., “publish a ‘thundering’ denunciation,” from Latin fulminatus, past participle of fulminare “hurl lightning, lighten,” from fulmen (genitive fulminis) “lightning flash,” related to fulgere “to shine, flash,” from PIE *bhleg- “to shine, flash,” from root *bhel- (1) “to shine, flash, burn” (see bleach (v.)). Metaphoric sense (the original sense in English) is via its use in reference to a formal ecclesiastical censure. Related: Fulminated; fulminating.


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  • Fulminate-of-mercury

    noun 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. a gray, crystalline solid, Hg(CNO) 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of commercial and military detonators.

  • Fulminating-compound

    noun 1. a fulminate.

  • Fulminating-powder

    noun 1. powder that explodes by percussion. 2. a fulminate. noun 1. powder that detonates by percussion

  • Fulmination

    [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).

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