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  1. highly explosive; unstable.
  2. of or derived from fulminic acid.
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Origin of fulminic

1815–25; < Latin fulmin- (stem of fulmen) lightning, thunder + -ic
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Historical Examples

  • For the compound of mercury with fulminic acid, see Fulminate.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • When a young and wholly unknown student he had gone to Paris to bring his discovery of fulminic acid to the notice of the Academy.

  • Two equivalents of Cyanic acid, uniting in one compound, produce Fulminic acid.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • The constitution of fulminic acid has been investigated by many experimenters, but apparently without definitive results.