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Meaning of fulminate

ful•mi•nate

Pronunciation: (ful'mu-nāt"), [key]
— v., n. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
  2. to issue denunciations or the like (usually fol. by against): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to explode.
  2. to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.
—n.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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