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fulgent

[ fuhl-juhnt ]
/ ˈfʌl dʒənt /
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adjective
shining brightly; dazzling; resplendent: fulgent patterns of sunlight.
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Origin of fulgent

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin fulgent- (stem of fulgēns, present participle of fulgēre), equivalent to fulg- flash + -ent--ent

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How to use fulgent in a sentence

  • And they reared her into fulgent maidenhood, as a white lily is reared on a fragile stem.

    The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres

British Dictionary definitions for fulgent

fulgent

fulgid (ˈfʌldʒɪd)

/ (ˈfʌldʒənt) /

adjective
poetic shining brilliantly; resplendent; gleaming

Derived forms of fulgent

fulgently, adverb

Word Origin for fulgent

C15: from Latin fulgēre to shine, flash
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