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ful·mi·nate

 (fo͝ol′mə-nāt′, fŭl′-)
v. ful·mi·nat·ed, ful·mi·nat·ing, ful·mi·nates
v.intr.
1. To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation: fulminated against political chicanery.
2. To explode or detonate.
v.tr.
1. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
2. To cause to explode.
n.
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.

[Middle English fulminaten, from Latin fulmināre, fulmināt-, to strike with lightning, from fulmen, fulmin-, lightning that strikes; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ful′mi·na′tion n.
ful′mi·na′tor n.
ful′mi·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.

fulminate

(ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt; ˈfʊl-)
vb
1. (often foll by: against) to make criticisms or denunciations; rail
2. to explode with noise and violence
3. (intr) archaic to thunder and lighten
n
(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of fulminic acid, esp the mercury salt, which is used as a detonator
[C15: from Medieval Latin fulmināre; see fulminant]
ˌfulmiˈnation n
ˈfulmiˌnator n
ˈfulmiˌnatory adj

ful•mi•nate

(ˈfʌl məˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
2. to issue denunciations or the like (usu. fol. by against).
v.t.
3. to cause to explode.
4. to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.
n.
5. one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, esp. its mercury salt, used as a detonating agent.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fulminātus, past participle of fulmināre (of lightning) to strike, derivative of fulmen lightning bolt, violent utterance]
ful′mi•na`tor, n.

fulminate


Past participle: fulminated
Gerund: fulminating

Imperative
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Present
I fulminate
you fulminate
he/she/it fulminates
we fulminate
you fulminate
they fulminate
Preterite
I fulminated
you fulminated
he/she/it fulminated
we fulminated
you fulminated
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Present Continuous
I am fulminating
you are fulminating
he/she/it is fulminating
we are fulminating
you are fulminating
they are fulminating
Present Perfect
I have fulminated
you have fulminated
he/she/it has fulminated
we have fulminated
you have fulminated
they have fulminated
Past Continuous
I was fulminating
you were fulminating
he/she/it was fulminating
we were fulminating
you were fulminating
they were fulminating
Past Perfect
I had fulminated
you had fulminated
he/she/it had fulminated
we had fulminated
you had fulminated
they had fulminated
Future
I will fulminate
you will fulminate
he/she/it will fulminate
we will fulminate
you will fulminate
they will fulminate
Future Perfect
I will have fulminated
you will have fulminated
he/she/it will have fulminated
we will have fulminated
you will have fulminated
they will have fulminated
Future Continuous
I will be fulminating
you will be fulminating
he/she/it will be fulminating
we will be fulminating
you will be fulminating
they will be fulminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fulminating
you have been fulminating
he/she/it has been fulminating
we have been fulminating
you have been fulminating
they have been fulminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fulminating
you will have been fulminating
he/she/it will have been fulminating
we will have been fulminating
you will have been fulminating
they will have been fulminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fulminating
you had been fulminating
he/she/it had been fulminating
we had been fulminating
you had been fulminating
they had been fulminating
Conditional
I would fulminate
you would fulminate
he/she/it would fulminate
we would fulminate
you would fulminate
they would fulminate
Past Conditional
I would have fulminated
you would have fulminated
he/she/it would have fulminated
we would have fulminated
you would have fulminated
they would have fulminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fulminate - a salt or ester of fulminic acid
fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercury, mercury fulminate - a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Verb1.fulminate - criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"
denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
2.fulminate - come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"
come along, appear - come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
3.fulminate - cause to explode violently and with loud noise
blow up, detonate, explode, set off - cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

fulminate

verb (often with against) criticize, rage, curse, denounce, put down, thunder, fume, protest against, censure, berate, castigate, rail against, vilify, tear into (informal), flame (informal), blast, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), upbraid, inveigh against, reprobate, lambast(e), excoriate, execrate, vituperate, animadvert upon, denunciate They all fulminated against the new curriculum.

fulminate

verb
To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
Translations

fulminate

[ˈfʊlmɪneɪt] VI (frm) to fulminate againsttronar contra

fulminate

[ˈfʊlmɪneɪt ˈfʌlmɪneɪt] vi
to fulminate against sth → pester contre qch

fulminate

vi (fig)wettern, donnern

fulminate

[ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt] vi to fulminate (against)scagliare fulmini (contro)
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