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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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