fulguration

noun

ful·​gu·​ra·​tion ˌfu̇l-g(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce fulguration (audio)
ˌfu̇l-jə-,
fəl-
1
: the act or process of flashing like lightning
2
fulgurate
ˈfu̇l-g(y)ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce fulguration (audio)
ˈfu̇l-jə-
ˈfəl-
transitive verb

Word History

Etymology

Latin fulguration-, fulguratio sheet lightning, from fulgurare to flash with lightning, from fulgur lightning, from fulgēre

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fulguration was in 1633

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Cite this Entry

“Fulguration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulguration. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fulguration

noun
ful·​gu·​ra·​tion ˌfu̇l-g(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce fulguration (audio) ˌfu̇l-jə- How to pronounce fulguration (audio)
ˌfəl-
fulgurate transitive verb
fulgurated; fulgurating
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