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1. striking as with lightning; sudden and overwhelming in effect; stunning; dazzling.
2. Pathology (as of a disease): beginning in a sudden and severe form.
Etymology: French, present participle of foudroyer - to strike with lightning, derivative of foudre - lightning < Latin fulgur.
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