[ fuhl-gyer-uh nt ]
/ ˈfʌl gyər ənt /


flashing like lightning.


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Origin of fulgurant

1640–50; < Latin fulgurant- (stem of fulgurāns, present participle of fulgurāre), equivalent to fulgur- (see fulgurate) + -ant- -ant
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Example sentences from the Web for fulgurant

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

  • 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

Medical definitions for fulgurant

[ fulgyər-ənt, -gər-, fŭl- ]


Characterized by sudden shooting pain.
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