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fulminate

 [ful´mĭ-nāt]
to occur suddenly with great intensity. adj., adj ful´minant.

fulminate

/ful·mi·nate/ (ful´mĭ-nāt) to occur suddenly with great intensity.ful´minant

fulminate

(fo͝ol′mə-nāt′, fŭl′-)
v. fulmi·nated, fulmi·nating, fulmi·nates
v.intr.
1. To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation: fulminated against political chicanery.
2. To explode or detonate.
v.tr.
1. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
2. To cause to explode.
n.
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.

ful′mi·na′tion n.
ful′mi·na′tor n.
ful′mi·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.

fulminate

to occur suddenly with great intensity.
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It wasn't until the fulminate of mercury was made into a solid pellet and put into a convenient metal container--the percussion cap--around 1820 that the percussion system of ignition took off.
Titz's apparent insanity may have contributed to his precipitous fall into obscurity; during the latter decades of his life he was known to lapse into extended melancholy silences, from which he would periodically emerge to speak nonsense and fulminate about supernatural plots against him.
And these same "journalists" fulminate about MPs' expenses?
Silver fulminate is an extremely sensitive explosive, only tiny amounts can be prepared at one time, or else the weight of the crystals can cause them to self-detonate.
According to the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of Oxford University's website, there is a small risk of the solution forming the explosive silver fulminate if it is left unused for a period of time.
Saskatoon -- The news that the Catholic hospital in Humboldt, SK decided to ban tubal ligations--although this was later reversed--prompted the Saskatoon StarPhoenix to fulminate against the very existence of religious hospitals.
It was all the more impressive, then, when this mysterious functionary took the podium on the first day to fulminate against Hegel, asserting that art is not "a leisure activity that allows us to forget the grim activity of thinking" but is "thought itself--the way that Truth concretely manifests itself in images.
Normally you fulminate over website tricks when they get in the way or when they are too obviously the result of the designer having just discovered Flash and its almost infinite possibilities.