Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 23, 2010
1. To flash or dart like lightning.
2. Medicine. To destroy (esp. an abnormal growth) by electricity.
Their eyes fulgurate strangely. They have the look of executioners, or the look of eunuchs.
-- Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of Saint Anthony
She flashed a glance at him, prepared to fulgurate, but his clean-shaven, dreamy face wore an expression of mere weariness with which she could not quarrel.
-- Marmaduke William Pickthall, Enid: a novel
The Latin fulgurāre, "to flash or lighten," is the ancestor of fulgurate.