- highly explosive; unstable.
- of or derived from fulminic acid.
Origin of fulminic
1815–25; < Latin fulmin- (stem of fulmen) lightning, thunder + -ic
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Examples from the Web for fulminic
For the compound of mercury with fulminic acid, see Fulminate.
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.