verb (used without object), ful·mi·nat·ed, ful·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), ful·mi·nat·ed, ful·mi·nat·ing.
Origin of fulminate
Related Words for fulminatefume, vituperate, protest, castigate, vilify, condemn, declaim, curse, thunder, reprobate, rail, denounce, censure, upbraid, execrate, rage, intimidate, berate, explode, menace
Examples from the Web for fulminate
Contemporary Examples of fulminate
With Osama bin Laden inconveniently dead, the party out of power needs someone to fulminate against.The Hypocritical War on 'Illegals'
October 29, 2011
Historical Examples of fulminate
We do not fulminate against a treatise on Quaternions because it lacks humor.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
The air was shocked by fulminate blasts—the signals of the careless Scheff.Melomaniacs
I have stated that my maximum product of fulminate from 100 grs.
The excellence of the fulminate may be ascertained, by the following characters.
Had that weight fallen upon the fulminate, it must have dealt death to all of us.Dynamite Stories
Word Origin for fulminate
early 15c., "publish a 'thundering' denunciation," from Latin fulminatus, past participle of fulminare "hurl lightning, lighten," from fulmen (genitive fulminis) "lightning flash," related to fulgere "to shine, flash," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Metaphoric sense (the original sense in English) is via its use in reference to a formal ecclesiastical censure. Related: Fulminated; fulminating.