- Dazzling or stunning in effect.
- Medicine Occurring suddenly and severely. Used of a disease.
[French, from present participle of foudroyer, to strike with lightning, from foudre, lightning, from Old French fouldre, from Latin fulgur, from fulgre, to flash; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
- The American HeritageÂ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. S.v. “foudroyant.” Retrieved June 26 2007 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/foudroyant.
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