Word Focus

focusing on words and literature

Definitions and Synonyms of fulminate | Another word for fulminate | What is fulminate?

Definition 1: a salt or ester of fulminic acid - [noun denoting substance]

(fulminate is a kind of ...) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

(... is a kind of fulminate ) a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps

Definition 2: cause to explode violently and with loud noise - [verb of change]

(fulminate is a kind of ...) cause to burst with a violent release of energy

"We exploded the nuclear bomb"

Definition 3: come on suddenly and intensely - [verb of change]

Samples where fulminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the disease fulminated

(fulminate is a kind of ...) come into being or existence, or appear on the scene

"Then the computer came along and changed our lives" "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"

Definition 4: criticize severely - [verb of communication]

Samples where fulminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare
  • She railed against the bad social policies

Synonyms for fulminate in the sense of this definition

(fulminate is a kind of ...) speak out against

"He denounced the Nazis"

More words

Another word for fulminant

Another word for fulmarus glacialis

Another word for fulmarus

Another word for fulmar petrel

Another word for fulmar

Another word for fulminate of mercury

Another word for fulminating mercury

Another word for fulmination

Another word for fulminic acid

Another word for fulsome

Other word for fulsome

fulsome meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce fulsome