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fulminate

 [ful´mĭ-nāt]
to occur suddenly with great intensity. adj., adj 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.
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Opinion said investigations showed there was ''a large quantity'' of materials such as mercury fulminate, trinitrotoluene and pentrarrythritol tetranitrate inside the one-story annex building housing the bureau's special investigation unit.
In 1823 the German chemist Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was studying a class of substances known as fulminates. Silver fulminate, for instance, has a molecule in which there is one atom each of silver, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen.
"When the voices of the dominant culture fulminate against 'political correctness,' they're bemoaning the erosion of their ascendancy.
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Why don't they fulminate against those who abrogated the constitution and torn the country asunder?
I shall continue to eat and drink what I like in moderation and scientists can go and fulminate in their laboratories to their heart's content (until some survey discovers fulminating is bad for you as well).
MANY are the times I fulminate inwardly when I see contributions to The Journal's letters page from MPs (Views of the North, Peter Curtis, June 13).
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.