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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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