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fulminate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulminate  \Ful"mi*nate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fulminated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Fulminating}.]  [L.  fulminatus  p.  p.  of 
  fulminare  to  lighten,  strike  with  lightning,  fr  fulmen 
  thunderbolt,  fr  fulgere  to  shine.  See  {Fulgent},  and  cf 
  {Fulmine}.] 
  1.  To  thunder;  hence  to  make  a  loud,  sudden  noise;  to 
  detonate;  to  explode  with  a  violent  report. 
 
  2.  To  issue  or  send  forth  decrees  or  censures  with  the 
  assumption  of  supreme  authority;  to  thunder  forth  menaces. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulminate  \Ful"mi*nate\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  explode.  --Sprat. 
 
  2.  To  utter  or  send  out  with  denunciations  or  censures;  -- 
  said  especially  of  menaces  or  censures  uttered  by 
  ecclesiastical  authority. 
 
  They  fulminated  the  most  hostile  of  all  decrees. 
  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulminate  \Ful"mi*nate\,  n.  [Cf.  P.  fulminate.  See  {Fulminate}, 
  v.  i.]  (Chem.) 
  a  A  salt  of  fulminic  acid.  See  under  {Fulminic}. 
  b  A  fulminating  powder. 
 
  {Fulminate  of  gold},  an  explosive  compound  of  gold;  --  called 
  also  {fulminating  gold},  and  {aurum  fulminans}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fulminate 
  n  :  a  salt  or  ester  of  fulminic  acid 
  v  :  criticize  severely;  "He  fulminated  against  the  Republicans' 
  plan  to  cut  Medicare";  "She  railed  against  the  bad  social 
  policies"  [syn:  {rail}] 




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