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fulgurate

[ fuhl-gyuh-reyt ]
/ ˈfʌl gyəˌreɪt /
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verb (used without object), ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing.

to flash or dart like lightning.

verb (used with object), ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing.

Medicine/Medical. to destroy (especially an abnormal growth) by electricity.

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Origin of fulgurate

1670–80; <Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning

OTHER WORDS FROM fulgurate

ful·gu·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fulgurate

fulgurate
/ (ˈfʌlɡjʊˌreɪt) /

verb

(intr) rare to flash like lightning

Derived forms of fulgurate

fulgurant (ˈfʌlɡjʊrənt), adjective

Word Origin for fulgurate

C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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