/ful"meuh neuhnt/, adj.
1. occurring suddenly and with great intensity or severity; fulminating.
2. Pathol. developing or progressing suddenly: fulminant plague.
[1595-1605; < L fulminant- (s. of fulminans), prp. of fulminare to FULMINATE; see -ANT]

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  • fulminant — fulminant, ante (ful mi nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui lance la foudre. Jupiter fulminant. •   Ce serait ma réponse à ce dieu fulminant, BOILEAU Épît. I.    Légion fulminante, nom donné sous Marc Aurèle à une légion composée de chrétiens, et que l on …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fulminant — FULMINÁNT, Ă, fulminanţi, te, adj. Care produce explozie; exploziv. ♦ fig. Ameninţător; violent; aţâţător, provocator. – Din fr. fulminant. Trimis de zaraza joe, 30.01.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  FULMINÁNT adj., s. v. exploziv. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fulminant — is any event or process which occurs suddenly, quickly and is intense and severe to the point of lethality, i.e, it has an explosive character. The word comes from Latin fulmināre , to strike with lightning. It is most used in medicine, and there …   Wikipedia

  • fulminant — Adj per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. fulminant und l. fulmināns ( āntis) blitzend, Blitze schleudernd , zu l. fulmināre blitzen und donnern , zu l. fulmen ( minis) Blitz, Donnerkeil , zu l. fulgēre… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Fulminant — Ful mi*nant, a. [L. fulminans, p. pr. of fulminare to lighten: cf. F. fulminant.] Thundering; fulminating. [R.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulminant — (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. fulminant or directly from L. fulminantem (nom. fulminans), prp. of fulminare (see FULMINATE (Cf. fulminate)). As a noun from 1808 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fulminánt — (lat.), blitzend, donnernd; Fulmination, das Blitzen; das Wettern, Eisern; der päpstliche Bannstrahl; fulminieren, blitzen, wettern, heftig toben, zankend sich ereifern; den Bannstrahl schleudern; in der Chemie: explodieren …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fulminánt — Fulminánt, s. Fulminieren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fulminant — »glänzend, prächtig«: Das seit dem 18. Jh. – anfangs nur in der Bed. »blitzend, drohend« – bezeugte Adjektiv ist aus lat. fulminans entlehnt, dem Part. Präs. von fulminare »blitzen«. Das zugrunde liegende Substantiv lat. fulmen »Blitz« ist mit… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • fulminant — [ful′mə nənt] adj. [L fulminans, prp.: see FULMINATE] 1. fulminating 2. Med. developing suddenly and severely, as a disease …   English World dictionary

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