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[fuhl-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfʌl məˈneɪ ʃən/

a violent denunciation or censure:
a sermon that was one long fulmination.
violent explosion.

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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