fulminate fulminate  /ˈfʊl mə ˌneɪt/


  1. (v) criticize severely
  2. (v) come on suddenly and intensely
  3. (n) a salt or ester of fulminic acid
  4. (v) cause to explode violently and with loud noise

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  1. At the press conference he fulminated against the tardiness of bureaucracy.
  2. Let us not fulminate over celebrity driven television news but accept it as a necessary evil.
  3. While the politicians fulminated over who was responsible for the oil slick, the marine disaster worsened alarmingly.


  1. 'MythBusters' proves 'Breaking Bad's' Walt needs some more schooling

    "MythBusters" took on two of "Breaking Bad's" biggest science talkers from season one on Monday night: Whether hydrofluoric acid can dissolve "organic matter" and the bathroom it's in, and if mercury fulminate can cause the type of explosion as seen in drug dealer Tuco's office.The verdict on both?
    on August 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. 'MythBusters' puts 'Breaking Bad' to the test

    Walter White's fulminated mercury bomb scrutinized by Kari, Tory, and Grant: Watch
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly


  • David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama said of Limbaugh's attacks on Face the Nation: "He's marketing the outrageous. And he does very well with it. But as I said, he's an entertainer. We'll let Mr. Limbaugh fulminate, but I think the...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ChattahBox

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