fulminate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To issue a thunderous verbal assault or denunciation: fulminated against governmental chicanery.
    • To explode or detonate.
    • To thunder; for this reason, to make a loud, abrupt sound; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.
    • To issue or send forth decrees or censures using the presumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.
    • To issue a thunderous verbal assault or denunciation: fulminated against governmental chicanery.
    • To explode or detonate.
    • To thunder; for this reason, in order to make a loud, unexpected sound; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.
    • To issue or deliver forth decrees or censures using presumption of supreme expert; to thunder forth menaces.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
    • To cause to explode.
    • resulting in to explode.
    • To utter or send with denunciations or censures; -- said specially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical expert.
    • To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
    • resulting in to explode.
    • To cause to explode.
    • To utter or distribute with denunciations or censures; -- said specially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical expert.
  • noun:
    • An explosive salt of fulminic acid, specifically fulminate of mercury.
    • Any sodium or ester of fulminic acid; mostly volatile.
    • A salt of fulminic acid. See under fulminic.
    • A fulminating dust.
    • A compound formed by the union of a base with fulminic acid.
    • An explosion; a sudden and explosive action.
    • a salt or ester of fulminic acid
    • An explosive sodium of fulminic acid, specifically fulminate of mercury.
    • Any salt or ester of fulminic acid; mainly volatile.
    • A salt of fulminic acid. See under fulminic.
    • A fulminating dust.
    • A compound formed by the union of a base with fulminic acid.
    • An explosion; a rapid and explosive activity.
    • a salt or ester of fulminic acid
  • verb:
    • to produce a verbal assault.
    • To issue a denunciation.
    • To hit with lightning; resulting in to explode.
    • cause to explode violently in accordance with noisy noise
    • think about it unexpectedly and intensely
    • criticize severely
    • In order to make a verbal assault.
    • To issue a denunciation.
    • To strike with lightning; to cause to explode.
    • cause to explode violently in accordance with noisy noise
    • seriously abruptly and extremely
    • criticize severely
  • others:
    • To lighten; flash with detonation.
    • thus To explode with a loud noise; detonate.
    • Figuratively, to issue threats, denunciations, censures, and so on, with or much like expert.
    • In refining, in order to become out of the blue brilliant and consistent in shade: stated of melted gold combined with antimony.
    • To cause to explode.
    • Figuratively, to utter or distribute, as a denunciation or censure; specifically, to distribute, as a menace or censure, by ecclesiastical authority.
    • To lighten; flash with detonation.
    • Hence To explode with a loud noise; detonate.
    • Figuratively, to issue threats, denunciations, censures, and the like, with or just like expert.
    • In refining, to become unexpectedly bright and uniform in shade: said of melted gold combined with antimony.
    • To cause to explode.
    • Figuratively, to utter or send-out, as a denunciation or censure; particularly, to distribute, as a menace or censure, by ecclesiastical expert.

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