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fulgurating

[fuhl-gyuh-rey-ting] /ˈfʌl gyəˌreɪ tɪŋ/
adjective, Medicine/Medical.
1.
(of pains) sharp and piercing.
Origin of fulgurating
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; fulgurate + -ing2

fulgurate

[fuhl-gyuh-reyt] /ˈfʌl gyəˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), fulgurated, fulgurating.
1.
to flash or dart like lightning.
verb (used with object), fulgurated, fulgurating.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to destroy (especially an abnormal growth) by electricity.
Origin
1670-80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning
Related forms
fulguration, noun
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Examples from the Web for fulgurating
Historical Examples
  • How long the young swells have envied Edgar the unusual and fulgurating brilliancy of his headgear!

    A Chambermaid's Diary Octave Mirbeau
  • It is terrified, like Delphos at the fulgurating realities of the vision; it makes tables turn as Dodona did tripods.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for fulgurating

fulgurating

/ˈfʌlɡjʊˌreɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(pathol) (of pain) sudden and sharp; piercing
2.
(surgery) of or relating to fulguration

fulgurate

/ˈfʌlɡjʊˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (rare) to flash like lightning
Derived Forms
fulgurant (ˈfʌlɡjʊrənt) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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fulgurating in Medicine

fulgurating ful·gu·rat·ing (ful'gyə-rā'tĭng, -gə-, fŭl'-)
adj.
Lightninglike, especially of sudden shooting pain.

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