Definitions for: Fulminate

[n] a salt or ester of fulminic acid
[v] cause to explode violently and with loud noise
[v] come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"
[v] criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
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.

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.

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.

Synonyms: rail

See Also: appear, blow up, come along, denounce, detonate, explode, fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercury, mercury fulminate, salt, set off

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