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
Examples from the Web for fulminate
With Osama bin Laden inconveniently dead, the party out of power needs someone to fulminate against.
Had that weight fallen upon the fulminate, it must have dealt death to all of us.Dynamite Stories|Hudson Maxim
The powder is all right, but the fulminate in the caps may be damaged.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
But if the fulminate is placed in the head of a rocket, this objection may be obviated.Gunnery in 1858|William Greener
British Dictionary definitions for fulminate
Word Origin for fulminate
Word Origin and History 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.