- 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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Related Words for fulgurateshine, flash, illuminate, flare, flicker, shimmer, explode, sparkle, gleam, radiate, glow, incandesce, illumine, glare, jet, fire, light, beam, flame, scintillate
- (intr) rare to flash like lightning
Word Origin for fulgurate
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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