fulminate
[ fuhl-muh-neyt ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English;From the Latin fulminat- "struck by lightning," from fulmen, fulmin- "lightning." The earliest sense (derived from medieval Latin fulminare) was "denounce formally," later "issue formal censures" (originally said of the Pope).
Synonyms
    1.
  • castigate
  • curse
  • declaim
  • upbraid
  • bluster
    2.
  • unavailable
Antonyms
    1.
  • approve
  • compliment
  • praise
  • flatter
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1.to issue denunciations or the like
2.to explode with a loud noise; detonate
Examples
1.A) All he does is fulminate against his employees, I don't think I've ever seen him work. B) The government decided to fulminate against the company instead of doing anything useful.
2.A) The site was scheduled to fulminate to make way for a new shopping center. B) She could hear her science project fulminate and with it her dream of winning the fair.
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