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fulgurant

[ fuhl-gyer-uhnt ]
/ ˈfʌl gyər ənt /
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adjective
flashing like lightning.
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Origin of fulgurant

First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin fulgurant- (stem of fulgurāns, present participle of fulgurāre “to lighning, flash, glitter”), derivative of fulgur “flash of lightning”
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How to use fulgurant in a sentence

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

  • 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
  • It seemed to her that the room had become a tent of fulgurant colours.

    The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus

Medical definitions for fulgurant

fulgurant
[ fulgyər-ənt, -gər-, fŭl- ]

adj.
Characterized by sudden shooting pain.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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