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fulgurate

[fuhl-gyuh-reyt] /ˈfʌl gyəˌreɪt/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning
Related forms
fulguration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fulguration

fulguration

/ˌfʌlɡjʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
(surgery) destruction of tissue by means of high-frequency (more than 10 000 per second) electric sparks

fulgurate

/ˈfʌlɡjʊˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (rare) to flash like lightning
Derived Forms
fulgurant (ˈfʌlɡjʊrənt) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fulgurāre, from fulgur lightning
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fulguration in Medicine

fulguration ful·gu·ra·tion (ful'gyə-rā'shən, -gə-, fŭl'-)
n.
The destruction of tissue, usually malignant tumors, by means of a high-frequency electric current applied with a needlelike electrode.

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