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ful•mi•nate



Pronunciation: (ful'mu-nāt"), [key]
v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
n.


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.
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.

fulminantfulminating compound
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