English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

fulmination (ˌfʊlmɪˈneɪʃən) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the act or process of making criticisms or denunciations or railing against   ⇒ fulminations against evil
  2. the act or process of exploding with noise and violence
  3. the act or process of thundering and lightening

fulminate (ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt Pronunciation for fulminate ; ˈfʊl-) 

Definitions

verb

  1. (intransitive) often foll by against to make criticisms or denunciations; rail
  2. to explode with noise and violence
  3. (intransitive) (archaic) to thunder and lighten

noun

  1. any salt or ester of fulminic acid, esp the mercury salt, which is used as a detonator

Derived Forms

ˌfulmiˈnation noun
ˈfulmiˌnator noun
ˈfulmiˌnatory adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Medieval Latin fulmināre; see fulminant

Example Sentences Including 'fulmination'

They approve his fulmination against outsiders who have vilified the state.
India Today (2002)

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.