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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
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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.
Mr Sharif may denounce present-day facilitators and collaborators of anti-democratic rule, but without a sincere apology for his role in propping up the Zia era, his present-day fulminations against his opponents will appear to be little more than factional warfare among a permanent political elite.
But Trump's fulminations against Pakistan of 'lies and deceit' need to be taken seriously as these are being echoed by responsible Americans, who exercise the immense power of the US.
Despite the fulminations of the left, this is not as frightening as some of the alternatives.
ISLAMABAD -- The Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb responding to the fulminations of Imran Khan at PTI workers convention on Sunday, wherein he accused the government of attacking the state institutions and vowed to defend their honour, strongly castigated him for what she termed as sheer hypocrisy on his part.
And, in the face of China's increasingly intemperate fulminations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government reiterated its respect for the "One China" policy, urging China's government not to generate "artificial controversies.
Those who know Yogi's past well do understand his uncontrolled fulminations against Muslims.
So far, so restrained -- in stark contrast to the berserk threats and fulminations that are the usual fare in North Korea.
It would be very easy to fill this column every week with fulminations borrowing from the colourful language of violence.
As we have reported previously, the advocates of one-world government at the IMF, United Nations, G20, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, World Economic Forum, central banks, and other centers of globalist influence have been issuing frantic fulminations claiming all manner of disastrous results for Britain should voters opt in favor of exiting the EU.
But if Daesh kisses canvas soon - as it appears about to do, judging by its recent string of military defeats - it won't be solely because of the relentless allied bombing campaign aimed at "degrading" it, but because the deluded youth it had once recruited into its ranks, fascinated by its muscular but crude theological fulminations, have now become increasingly alienated from it.
Eckardt used silence as a key component, causing breath-taking tension in the omnipresent plucky pointillistic fulminations.