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Related to fulminating: fulminant hepatitis
Running a rapid course, worsening quickly.
Etymology: L, fulminare, lightening flash
(of a disease or condition) rapid, sudden, and severe, such as an infection, fever, or hemorrhage. Also called fulminant. fulminate, v.
fulminantadjective Referring to an abrupt and severe onset of a new disease or condition, or deterioration of a previously diagnosed and managed disorder; the term usually refers to cancer or severe infection and would rarely, if ever, be used for trauma-induced conditions.
Running a speedy course, with rapid worsening.
fulminatingSudden, severe and following an intense rapid course. Fulminant.
see fulminant disease.