v. flash like lightning; destroy using electricity (such as a tumor, etc.)

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  • Fulgurate — Ful gu*rate, v. i. [L. fulguratus, p. p. of fulgurare to flash, fr. fulgur lightning, fr. fulgere to shine. See {Fulgent}.] To flash as lightning. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulgurate — [ful′gyoo rāt΄] vi. fulgurated, fulgurating [< L fulguratus, pp. of fulgurare, to flash < fulgur, lightning, akin to FULGENT] Rare to give off flashes of or like lightning vt. 1. to give off in flashes 2. Med. to destroy (tissue) by… …   English World dictionary

  • fulgurate — transitive verb see fulguration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fulgurate — fulguration, n. /ful gyeuh rayt /, v., fulgurated, fulgurating. v.i. 1. to flash or dart like lightning. v.t. 2. Med. to destroy (esp. an abnormal growth) by electricity. [1670 80; < L fulguratus, ptp. of fulgurare to flash, glitter, lighten,… …   Universalium

  • fulgurate — verb a) To flash or emit emit flashes like lightning. b) To cauterize with electricity; to engage in electrofulgeration or to electrocauterize …   Wiktionary

  • fulgurate — ful·gu·rate (fulґgu rāt) 1. to come and go like a flash of lightning. 2. to destroy by fulguration …   Medical dictionary

  • fulgurate — v. n. Flash, lighten …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fulgurate — ful·gu·rate …   English syllables

  • fulgurate — ful•gu•rate [[t]ˈfʌl gyəˌreɪt[/t]] v. rat•ed, rat•ing 1) to flash or dart like lightning 2) med Med. to destroy (esp. an abnormal growth) by electricity • Etymology: 1670–80; < L fulgurātus, ptp. of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, der. of fulgur… …   From formal English to slang

  • fulgurate — To suddenly flash, such as lightning …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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