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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: fulminare 'to hit with lightning', from fulmen 'lightning'

fulminate

verb
     
ful‧mi‧nate [intransitive] formal
to criticize someone or something angrily
fulminate at/against/about
Mick was fulminating against the unfairness of it all.
fulmination noun [uncountable and countable]

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