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 (fo͝ol′gyə-rāt′, -gə-, fŭl′-)
v. ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing, ful·gu·rates
To emit flashes of lightning.
1. To emit (light) in flashes.
2. Medicine To destroy (abnormal tissue, for example) by electric current.

[Latin fulgurāre, fulgurāt-, from fulgur, lightning; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ful′gu·ra′tion n.


(Surgery) surgery destruction of tissue by means of high-frequency (more than 10 000 per second) electric sparks


n. fulgaración, uso de corriente eléctrica para destruir tejido vivo.
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My eyes ranged far over a large space lit by a violent fulguration. In fact, the mountain was a volcano.
the lyrical lament of a subject-in process who is shot through with waves of intensity, like a set of fulgurations that illuminate his self-awareness, tearing open fields of self-knowledge in the encounter of and configuration with others" (p.
The emergence of darkness out of light is thus an idea Gnostic in nature (aside from the Cape Horn context): in some versions of Gnosis one speaks of the fall of light (spirit) into the darkness of matter, when spirit gets caught as in a prison (see the Platonic soma-sema, body-prison, tenet) in the darknesses of deep matter (the materia prima, the substance of reality which contains no forms, no divine fulgurations).
Mais, aux fulgurations de l'heure presente, sa vie passee, si nette jusqu'alors, s'evanouissait tout entiere, et elle doutait presque de l'avoir vecue.