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fulmination (n.)

c. 1500, "act of thundering forth denunciations," from Middle French fulmination, from Latin fulminationem (nominative fulminatio) "a discharge of lightning," noun of action from past-participle stem of fulminare "to hurl lightning" (see fulminate). Literal sense "act of exploding or detonating" (1620s) is rare in English.

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