- to flash or dart like lightning.
- Medicine/Medical. to destroy (especially an abnormal growth) by electricity.
Origin of fulgurate
1670–80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning
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- (intr) rare to flash like lightning
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning