fulmination

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From Middle French fulmination

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fulmination (plural fulminations)

  1. The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
  2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
    • 1919, H. L. Mencken, The American Language, chapter 23
      It is curious, reading the fulminations of American purists of the last generation, to note how many of the Americanisms they denounced have not only got into perfectly good usage at home but even broken down all guards across the ocean.
  3. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

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Wikipedia article on Explosive material