fulminating

adjective ful·mi·nat·ing \ ˈfu̇l-mə-ˌnā-tiŋ , ˈfəl- \

Definition of fulminating

1 : hurling denunciations or menaces
2 : explosive
3 : fulminant

First Known Use of fulminating

1624

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

fulminating

adjective ful·mi·nat·ing \ -ˌnāt-iŋ \

medical Definition of fulminating

: fulminant
  • fulminating infection

fulmination

play \ˌfu̇l-mə-ˈnā-shən, ˌfəl-\ noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fulminating? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to treat with excessive attention

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

April 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • rain-on-rainbow-umbrella
  • Which is the best synonym of traduce?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!