HyperDic: fulminate

English > 4 senses of the word fulminate:
VERBcommunicationfulminate, railcriticize severely
changefulminatecome on suddenly and intensely
changefulminatecause to explode / explode violently and with loud noise
NOUNsubstancefulminatea salt or ester of fulminic acid
fulminate > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > fulminate: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA salt or ester of fulminic acid.
Narrowermercury fulminate, fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercuryA fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated
BroadersaltA compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
English > fulminate: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcriticize severely.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"
BroaderdenounceSpeak out against
Spanishcargar, fulminar, tronar
Nounsfulminationthunderous verbal / verbal attack
English > fulminate: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningcome on suddenly and intensely.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the disease fulminated"
Broaderappear, come alongcome into being or existence, or appear on the scene
Adjectivesfulminantsudden and severe
English > fulminate: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to explode / explode violently and with loud noise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderexplode, detonate, blow up, set offCause to burst with a violent release of energy
Nounsfulminationthe act of exploding with noise and violence

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