FUL'MINATE, verb intransitive [Latin fulmino, from fulmen, thunder, from a root in Bl, which signifies to throw or to burst forth.]
1. To thunder.
2. To make a loud sudden noise, or a sudden sharp crack; to detonate; as fulminating gold.
3. To hurl papal thunder; to issue forth ecclesiastical censures, as the pope.
FUL'MINATE, verb transitive
1. To utter or send out, as a denunciation or censure; to send out, as a menace or censure by ecclesiastical authority.
2. To cause to explode.