fulmination


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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.

ful•mi•na•tion

(ˌfʌl məˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a violent denunciation or censure.
2. a violent explosion.
[1495–1505; < Latin]

fulmination

the explosion that occurs when certain chemicals are detonated.
See also: Processes
thundering; the sound of thunder.
See also: Thunder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fulmination - thunderous verbal attack
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
2.fulmination - the act of exploding with noise and violence; "his fulminations frightened the horses"
burst, explosion - the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

fulmination

noun
1. A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation:
2. A violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves:
Translations

fulmination

[ˌfʊlmɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → invectiva f, filípica f (against contra)

fulmination

nAttacke f

fulmination

[ˌfʌlmɪˈneɪʃn] ninvettiva
References in classic literature ?
In response to a telephone inquiry, we received nothing more definite than a fulmination against the Press, ending up with the remark that if we would notify our boat he would hand us any directions which he might think it proper to give us at the moment of starting.
I tried to control my fulmination as I asked the guide how the commanders could have abused the troops that way
President Ahmadinejad duly launched into a predictable fulmination against a deceitful America when he learnt that he was not invited to attend an event he never wanted to be at in the first place.
It is evil to be a scab, and therefore deserving of fulmination.
When some Bob Grant fulmination on WABC-AM would go on too long, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say to myself, "I'm falling asleep.
Only joking - his Christmas message is the usual fulmination, this time at that most dangerous and subversive of institutions, plodding Radio 4 soap The Archers, which apparently featured its first civil partnership earlier this month.
THERE IS MUCH empty fulmination coming out of Washington, D.
Check out the "pro-marriage" Web sites of the Family Research Council or the Alliance for Marriage or any other religious right organization and you will find plenty of fulmination against the social catastrophe looming if we allow gay couples to marry.
They get murdered amid much moralising and fulmination.
In this fulmination, she was emulating her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has described Russian actions as "despicable" and "intolerable.
In fact talk, often hysterical talk, and fulmination become substitutes for action.
For all the fulmination of the forecasters about how this is a dreary King George, one barely worth the name, one not fit to grace the memory of the greats of the past, if Prince Flori adds his name to the roll of honour it will be hard to argue that he is a poor winner.