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fulmination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulmination  \Ful"mi*na`tion\,  n.  [L.  fulminatio  a  darting  of 
  lightning:  cf  F.  fulmination.] 
  1.  The  act  of  fulminating  or  exploding;  detonation. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  thundering  forth  threats  or  censures,  as  with 
  authority. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  fulminated  or  thundered  forth;  vehement 
  menace  or  censure. 
 
  The  fulminations  from  the  Vatican  were  turned  into 
  ridicule.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fulmination 
  n  1:  thunderous  verbal  attack  [syn:  {diatribe}] 
  2:  the  act  of  exploding  with  noise  and  violence;  "his 
  fulminations  frightened  the  horses" 




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