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[fuhl-gyer-uh nt]
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for fulgurant

Historical Examples

  • 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


(fulgyər-ənt, -gər-, fŭl-)
  1. Characterized by sudden shooting pain.
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