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.
Origin of fulgurate
1670–80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightningRelated formsful·gu·ra·tion, noun
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surgery destruction of tissue by means of high-frequency (more than 10 000 per second) electric sparks
Derived Formsfulgurant (ˈfʌlɡjʊrənt), adjective
(intr) rare to flash like lightning
Word Origin for fulgurate
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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[ful′gyə-rā′shən, -gə-, fŭl′-]
The destruction of tissue, usually malignant tumors, by means of a high-frequency electric current applied with a needlelike electrode.
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