Meaning of FULMINATE in English

[ful.mi.nate] vb -nat.ed ; -nat.ing [ME, fr. ML fulminatus, pp. of fulminare, fr. L, to strike (of lightning), fr. fulmin-, fulmen lightning; akin to L flagrare to burn--more at black] vt (15c): to utter or send out with denunciation ~ vi: to send forth censures or invectives -- ful.mi.na.tion n

[2]fulminate n [fulminic acid, fr. L fulmin-, fulmen] (1826): an often explosive salt (as mercury fulminate) containing the group -CNO

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