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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.
References in classic literature ?
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
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.
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.
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.
Barely done fulminating about the purported power sharing deal predicating the unification between our erstwhile Maoist and Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) factions, Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' wonders what all the fuss is about.
Also, columnist Alice Thomson wrote in The Times last week, "Don't let bigots win sex education battle", fulminating over the prejudice of Muslim parents at Parkfield Primary School who are objecting to the promotion of homosexuality and same-sex marriage to children barely out of nappies.
Opposition bets name Duterte policies that made impact the good and the dangerous !-- -- (philstar.com) - February 25, 2019 - 7:22pm MANILA, Philippines Opposition senatorial candidates found themselves acknowledging some of the accomplishments of President Rodrigo Duterte while also fulminating how dangerous some of the chief executive's policies are.
He said that no parties were running election campaign in Karachi except for PSP as people were fulminating against their leaders and rejecting them.
WHILE fulminating against Paul Brannen's "cosseted lifestyle" in the European Parliament, I wonder whether your correspondent Peter Curtis (Journal Letters, May 5) could explain to us why Nigel Farage and his acolytes have, for many years now, continued to share that same cosseted lifestyle courtesy of an institution which they - and Mr Curtis - despise.
Summary: After fulminating about retaliation for the latest Syrian chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration cooled off long enough to consider the dangers of such a strike.
Not to be outdone by their fulminating peers abroad, a good number of Israeli psychoanalysts who identify as radical leftists (or am I repeating myself?) quickly joined those who advocate for the singling out of the Jewish state for calumny.