Fulminate

Definition of Fulminate

Ful´mi`nate
v. i.1.To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.
[imp. & p. p. Fulminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fulminating.]
2.To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.
v. t.1.To cause to explode.
2.To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; - said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.
They fulminated the most hostile of all decrees.
- De Quincey.
n.1.(Chem.) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.
Fulminate of gold
an explosive compound of gold; - called also fulminating gold, and aurum fulminans.

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