- (of pains) sharp and piercing.
Origin of fulgurating
- 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 fulguratingshine, flash, illuminate, flare, flicker, shimmer, explode, sparkle, gleam, radiate, glow, incandesce, illumine, glare, jet, fire, light, beam, flame, scintillate
Examples from the Web for fulgurating
Historical Examples of fulgurating
- pathol (of pain) sudden and sharp; piercing
- surgery of or relating to fulguration
- (intr) rare to flash like lightning
Word Origin for fulgurate
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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fulgurating(ful′gyə-rā′tĭng, -gə-, fŭl′-)
- Lightninglike, especially of sudden shooting pain.
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