ful·​mi·​nant | \ ˈfu̇l-mə-nənt, ˈfəl-\

Definition of fulminant

: coming on suddenly and with great severity fulminant disease

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The other possibility is a life-threatening fungal infection called acute fulminant fungal rhinosinusitis. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fulminant

1838, in the meaning defined above

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ful·​mi·​nant | \ ˈfu̇l-mə-nənt, ˈfəl- \

Medical Definition of fulminant

: coming on suddenly with great severity fulminant hepatitis with total hepatocyte necrosis— C. L. Humberston et al

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to gather or build up little by little

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