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Fulminate


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.