fulminate
fulminate (v.) early 15c., "publish a 'thundering' denunciation," from L. fulminatus, pp. of fulminare "hurl lightning, lighten," from fulmen (gen. fulminis) "lightning flash," related to fulgere "to shine, flash," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see BLEACH (Cf. bleach)). Metaphoric sense (the original sense in English) is via its use in reference to a formal ecclesiastical censure. Related: Fulminated; fulminating.

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  • Fulminate — Ful mi*nate, v. t. 1. To cause to explode. Sprat. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority. [1913 Webster] They fulminated the most hostile… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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