fulgurate

fulgurate

[fuhl-gyuh-reyt]
verb (used without object), fulgurated, fulgurating.
1.
to flash or dart like lightning.
verb (used with object), fulgurated, fulgurating.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to destroy (especially an abnormal growth) by electricity.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning

fulguration, noun
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fulgurate (ˈfʌlɡjʊˌreɪt)
 
vb
rare (intr) to flash like lightning
 
[C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning]
 
fulgurant
 
adj

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