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. {Fulminate of gold}, an explosive compound of gold; -- called also {fulminating gold}, and {aurum fulminans}. web1913
fulminate n : 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: {rail}] 2: come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated" 3: cause to explode violently and with loud noise wn