Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of lightening, or flashing with light.
- n. In assaying, the sudden brightening of a melted globule of gold or silver in the cupel of the assayer, when the last film of vitreous lead or copper leaves its surface.
- n. The quality of flashing like lightning.
- n. medicine Cauterization with electricity; electrocautery.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The act of lightening.
- n. (Assaying) 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
- Latin, fulguration, 'sheet lightning', fulgurationis, from fulgurō, from fulgur ("lightning"). (Wiktionary)
“Shruthi spelled "fulguration" and Henry spelled "portcullis" before the caller reread the new elimination rules.”
“I love looking at the sultry fulguration of these skies," I said, just to try out the sound.”
“My eyes ranged far over a large space lit by a violent fulguration.”
“She felt a jolting crash; then there was a searing fulguration, the smell of wood ash, and finally the cool bite of saltwater.”
“Due to its location electro-fulguration of the tumour through the rectum was carried out in July”
“This double character of events in History and Nature is dimly descried in what we specially call 'nature', but comes more fully into view in the sphere of human history, where each step is at once a deed and a discovery, a contribution to the constitution of the world of fact and a fulguration of the light within illuminating facts as the condition of its own inexhaustible continuance.”
“The distinction between fulguration and emanation is this: in the latter case the procession is historically defined and complete; in the former case it is momentaneous.”
“Designed for electrodessication, fulguration, and coagulation without cutting.”
“Quintero RA, Hume RF, Johnson MP, Smith C, Cotton DB, Romero R, Evans MI: Percutaneous fetal cystoscopy, and endoscopic fulguration of posterior urethral valves.”
“Institutions do not 'evolve,' nor are they 'derived,' they step into existence by fulguration" -- sudden flashes --, "by a process that is technically identical with the theological idea of creation.”
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