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Related to fulminate: mercury fulminate
to occur suddenly with great intensity. adj., adj ful´minant.
v. fulmi·nated, fulmi·nating, fulmi·nates
1. To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation: fulminated against political chicanery.
2. To explode or detonate.
1. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
2. To cause to explode.
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.
ful′mi·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
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