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Pronunciation: ful'mi-nant

Definition: Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity (meningococcal meningitis).

[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]

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