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 for Fulminate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, v. t.
     1. To cause to explode. --Sprat.
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     2. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; --
        said especially of menaces or censures uttered by
        ecclesiastical authority.
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              They fulminated the most hostile of all decrees.
                                                    --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, n. [Cf. P. fulminate. See Fulminate,
     v. i.] (Chem.)
        (a) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.
        (b) A fulminating powder.
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     Fulminate of gold, an explosive compound of gold; -- called
        also fulminating gold, and aurum fulminans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fulminate \Ful"mi*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fulminated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Fulminating.] [L. fulminatus, p. p. of
     fulminare to lighten, strike with lightning, fr. fulmen
     thunderbolt, fr. fulgere to shine. See Fulgent, and cf.
     Fulmine.]
     1. To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to
        detonate; to explode with a violent report.
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     2. To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the
        assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fulminate
      n 1: a salt or ester of fulminic acid
      v 1: criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans'
           plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social
           policies" [syn: fulminate, rail]
      2: come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"
      3: cause to explode violently and with loud noise

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "fulminate":
     backfire, bang, bark, blast, blow out, blow up, burst, bust, coal,
     crack, detonate, discharge, explode, feed, fill up, fire, fuel,
     fuel up, go off, let off, oil, pop, refuel, set off, shoot, stoke,
     top off, touch off
  
  

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