fulmination

[fuhl-muh-ney-shuh n]

noun

a violent denunciation or censure: a sermon that was one long fulmination.
violent explosion.

Origin of fulmination

1495–1505; < Latin fulminātiōn- (stem of fulminātiō) a thundering, fuming. See fulminate, -ion
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Word Origin and History for fulmination
n.

c.1500, from Middle French fulmination, from Latin fulminationem (nominative fulminatio) "discharge of lightning," noun of action from past participle stem of fulminare (see fulminate).

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