fulguration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, fulguration, 'sheet lightning', fulgurationis, from fulgurō, from fulgur (lightning).

Noun[edit]

fulguration (plural fulgurations)

  1. The quality of flashing like lightning.
  2. (medicine) Cauterization with electricity; electrocautery.
  3. (chemistry, obsolete) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; also called blick.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.