fulminate

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, verb (used without an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, verb (used with an object)

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, noun [Cf. P. fulminate. See {Fulminate}, verb (used without an object)] (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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fulminate

noun

1: a salt or ester of fulminic acid

verb

1: criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies" [syn: {fulminate}, {rail}]

2: come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"

3: cause to explode violently and with loud noise

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