fulminant

[ fuhl-muh-nuh nt ]
/ ˈfʌl mə nənt /

adjective

occurring suddenly and with great intensity or severity; fulminating.
Pathology. developing or progressing suddenly: fulminant plague.

Origin of fulminant

1595–1605; < Latin fulminant- (stem of fulmināns), present participle of fulmināre to fulminate; see -ant

Related forms

un·ful·mi·nant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fulminant

fulminant

/ (ˈfʌlmɪnənt, ˈfʊl-) /

adjective

sudden and violent; fulminating
pathol (of pain) sudden and sharp; piercing

Word Origin for fulminant

C17: from Latin fulmināre to cause lightning, from fulmen lightning that strikes
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Medicine definitions for fulminant

fulminant

[ fulmə-nənt, fŭl- ]

adj.

Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity, usually of pain.

Related forms

fulmi•nat′ing (-nātĭng) adj.
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