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fulmination

[fuhl-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfʌl məˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a violent denunciation or censure:
a sermon that was one long fulmination.
2.
violent explosion.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin fulminātiōn- (stem of fulminātiō) a thundering, fuming. See fulminate, -ion
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Examples from the web for fulmination
  • If disturbance came from the gallery, how promptly he launched his fulmination.
  • If disturbance came from the gallery how promptly he launched his fulmination.
  • He also started our long fulmination about small grains.
Word Origin and History for fulmination
n.

c.1500, from Middle French fulmination, from Latin fulminationem (nominative fulminatio) "discharge of lightning," noun of action from past participle stem of fulminare (see fulminate).

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