ful•mi•natePronunciation: (ful'mu-nāt"), [key]
—v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
to issue denunciations or the like (usually fol. by against
): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
to cause to explode.
to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.
one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, esp. the mercury salt of fulminic acid, which is a powerful detonating agent.
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