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Fulguration

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Fulguration

1. The act of lightening.

2. 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. A phenomenon called, by the old chemists, fulguration. (Ure)

Origin: L. Fulguratio: cf. F. Fulguration.