ful·​mi·​nat·​ing ˈfu̇l-mə-ˌnā-tiŋ How to pronounce fulminating (audio)
: hurling denunciations or menaces

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new light disorients, the fulminating nature overwhelms, and the air, dense with pollen, bothers my eyes. Jhumpa Lahiri, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fulminating was in 1624

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“Fulminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulminating. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ful·​mi·​nat·​ing -ˌnāt-iŋ How to pronounce fulminating (audio)
: fulminant
fulminating infection

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