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[fuhl-gyer-uh nt] /ˈfʌl gyər ənt/
flashing like lightning.
Origin of fulgurant
1640-50; < Latin fulgurant- (stem of fulgurāns, present participle of fulgurāre), equivalent to fulgur- (see fulgurate) + -ant- -ant Unabridged
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  • It seemed to her that the room had become a tent of fulgurant colours.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • In the preceding examples the victims struck dead are not disfigured by the fulgurant force.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • In 1812, a fulgurant discharge took place near Mr. Cowen's and killed his dog beside him, without doing him any harm.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • High up into the heavens it tossed the fulgurant fires that betokened its wealth and power.

fulgurant in Medicine

fulgurant ful·gu·rant (ful'gyər-ənt, -gər-, fŭl'-)
Characterized by sudden shooting pain.

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