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 (fo͝ol′mə-nāt′, fŭl′-)
v. ful·mi·nat·ed, ful·mi·nat·ing, ful·mi·nates
1. To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation: fulminated against political chicanery.
2. To explode or detonate.
1. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
2. To cause to explode.
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.
References in classic literature ?
Though it was now dark, I knew he was awake; because I heard him fulminating strange anathemas at finding himself lying in a pool of water.
For the drawer was filled with a heterogeneous mess of dynamite sticks, boxes of fulminating caps, coils of fuses, lead sinkers, iron tools, and many boxes of rifle, revolver and pistol cartridges.
The light of her pure honor flashed from Celestine's eyes; she sprang up like a startled horse and cast a fulminating glance at Rabourdin.
This powder, now called pyroxyle, or fulminating cotton, is prepared with great facility by simply plunging cotton for fifteen minutes in nitric acid, then washing it in water, then drying it, and it is ready for use.
1,600,000 pounds of powder, we shall have but 400,000 pounds of fulminating cotton; and since we can, without danger, compress
A visionary with a keen social conscience, Blake was here fulminating against the injustice meted out to such people in his native London.
By Day Four of the global war of words, rather than rely on fulminating pontificators, journalists, opinion formers and such-like, I reckoned it would behove me to read the man himself.
This week's Any Answers contained contributions on the subject of civil partnerships from listeners fulminating against homosexuality.
And the chief constable is no doubt fulminating over the "unpleasant form of Nimbyism" he alluded to in his weblog after we first brought the plan to the public's attention.
Afterwards, tottering towards the hospital bus stop, I was fulminating.
Previously, it was uttered by the fictional Mr Wilkins, the fulminating maths master of Lindbury Court Prep School in the Jennings books.
This being the season of goodwill and all that, I've decided not to spend this entire column fulminating against someone or something that has caused the bile to rise, but to hand out a bit of praise.