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fulminate

[ fuhl-muh-neyt ]
/ 藞f蕦l m蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ful路mi路nat路ed, ful路mi路nat路ing.
to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
verb (used with object), ful路mi路nat路ed, ful路mi路nat路ing.
to cause to explode.
to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.
noun
one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, especially the mercury salt of fulminic acid, which is a powerful detonating agent.
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Origin of fulminate

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English fulminaten <Latin fulmin膩tus, past participle of fulmin膩re 鈥渢o hurl thunderbolts, thunder,鈥 equivalent to fulmin-, stem of fulmen 鈥渢hunderbolt, lightning鈥 + -膩tus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for fulminate

fulminate
/ (藞f蕦lm瑟藢ne瑟t, 藞f蕣l-) /

verb
(intr often foll by against) to make criticisms or denunciations; rail
to explode with noise and violence
(intr) archaic to thunder and lighten
noun
any salt or ester of fulminic acid, esp the mercury salt, which is used as a detonator

Derived forms of fulminate

fulmination, nounfulminator, nounfulminatory, adjective

Word Origin for fulminate

C15: from Medieval Latin fulmin膩re; see fulminant
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