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fulminate

verb ful·mi·nate \ ˈfu̇l-mə-ˌnāt , ˈfəl- \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of fulminate

fulminated; fulminating
: to utter or send out with denunciation
  • fulminate a decree
: to send forth censures or invectives
  • fulminating against government regulators
  • —Mark Singer

fulmination

play \ˌfu̇l-mə-ˈnā-shən, ˌfəl-\ noun

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Examples of fulminate in a Sentence

  1. She was fulminating about the dangers of smoking.

  2. The editorial fulminated against the proposed tax increase.

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Origin and Etymology of fulminate

Middle English, from Medieval Latin fulminatus, past participle of fulminare, from Latin, to strike (of lightning), from fulmin-, fulmen lightning; akin to Latin flagrare to burn — more at black

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fulminate

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Definition of fulminate

: an often explosive salt (such as mercury fulminate) containing the group −CNO

Origin and Etymology of fulminate

fulminic acid, from Latin fulmin-, fulmen

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FULMINATE Defined for English Language Learners

fulminate

Definition of fulminate for English Language Learners

  • : to complain loudly or angrily



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