- (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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Examples from the Web for fulgurating
- pathol (of pain) sudden and sharp; piercing
- surgery of or relating to fulguration
- (intr) rare to flash like lightning
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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