Definition of Fulminate

1. Noun. A salt or ester of fulminic acid.

Specialized synonyms: Fulminate Of Mercury, Fulminating Mercury, Mercury Fulminate
Generic synonyms: Salt

2. Verb. Criticize severely. "She railed against the bad social policies"
Exact synonyms: Rail
Generic synonyms: Denounce
Derivative terms: Fulmination

3. Verb. Come on suddenly and intensely. "The disease fulminated"
Generic synonyms: Appear, Come Along
Derivative terms: Fulminant

4. Verb. Cause to explode violently and with loud noise.
Generic synonyms: Blow Up, Detonate, Explode, Set Off
Derivative terms: Fulmination

Definition of Fulminate

1. v. i. To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.

2. v. t. To cause to explode.

3. n. A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.

Definition of Fulminate

1. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To make a verbal attack. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To issue a denunciation. ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To strike with lightning; to cause to explode. ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of fulminic acid; mostly explosive. ¹

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Medical Definition of Fulminate

1. A salt of fulminic acid. See Fulminic. A fulminating powder. Fulminate of gold, an explosive compound of gold; called also fulminating gold, and aurum fulminans. Origin: Cf. P. Fulminate. See Fulminate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulminate

fully briefed
fully fashioned
fully fledged
fully grown
fully qualified hostname
fully well
fulmar petrel
fulminant hepatitis
fulminant hyperpyrexia
fulminate (current term)
fulminate of mercury
fulminating dysentery
fulminating mercury
fulminating smallpox

Literary usage of Fulminate

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"He finds that the purest fulminate results from the addition of cuprous chloride. Mercury fulminate is sometimes recrystallised from boiling water or from ..."

2. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam, John Millar Thomson (1907)
"This detonating property of mercuric fulminate renders it exceedingly useful for effecting the detonation of gun-cotton and nitroglycerine. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"9, and consists of a fulminate exploder similar to that shown in Fig. ... It consists of a copper tube nearly filled with 30 grains of fulminate of mercury. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1877)
"As to the singular development of colour when the fulminate of iron is treated with dilute acids, I am not aware that any explanation has as yet been given ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"Zinc, even when boiled for several days with fulminating silver, separates only half the silver, so that fulminate of silver and zinc is formed (Liebig, ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"Argentic fulminate. Argentic fulminate is sparingly soluble in cold water, but soluble in 36 parts of boiling water. Its most remarkable property is its ..."

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