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fulgurate

[fuhl-gyuh-reyt]
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verb (used without object), ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing.
  1. to flash or dart like lightning.
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verb (used with object), ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing.
  1. Medicine/Medical. to destroy (especially an abnormal growth) by electricity.
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Origin of fulgurate

1670–80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning
Related formsful·gu·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fulgurate

fulgurate

verb
  1. (intr) rare to flash like lightning
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Derived Formsfulgurant (ˈfʌlɡjʊrənt), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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