occurring suddenly and with great intensity or severity; fulminating.
Pathology. developing or progressing suddenly: fulminant plague.
- un·ful·mi·nant, adjective
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How to use fulminant in a sentence
Such cases are not so rare as they are thought, though they are seldom so fulminant.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
In some cases, the fulminant fluid only attacks the colour of the hair of the animal.Thunder and Lightning | Camille Flammarion
We also have the sadly familiar type described as the fulminant or, literally, "lightning-stroke" variety.Preventable Diseases | Woods Hutchinson
Thus we describe certain cases as ambulant, abortive, larval and fulminant.Plague | Thomas Wright Jackson
The howl that would go up in the Diet, or the Reichstag, the fulminant denials by prince and king and government!Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess | Henry W. Fischer
British Dictionary definitions for fulminant
sudden and violent; fulminating
pathol (of pain) sudden and sharp; piercing
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