fuse


1fuse

verb \ˈfyüz\
fusedfus·ing

Definition of FUSE

transitive verb
1
:  to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat
2
:  to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together :  combine
3
:  to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive
intransitive verb
1
a :  to become fluid with heat
b British :  to fail because of the blowing of a fuse
2
:  to become blended or joined by or as if by melting together

Origin of FUSE

Latin fusus, past participle of fundere to pour, melt — more at found
First Known Use: 1592

2fuse

noun

Definition of FUSE

:  an electrical safety device consisting of or including a wire or strip of fusible metal that melts and interrupts the circuit when the current exceeds a particular amperage

First Known Use of FUSE

1868

Other Electrical Engineering Terms

feedback, incandescent, noise, resonance

3fuse

noun

Definition of FUSE

1
:  a continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it
2
also fuze :  a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo

Origin of FUSE

Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fusus, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1644

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

4fuse

transitive verb \ˈfyüz\
fused also fuzedfus·ing also fuz·ing

Definition of FUSE

:  to equip with a fuse

Variants of FUSE

fuse also fuze \ˈfyüz\

First Known Use of FUSE

1802

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

fuse

verb \ˈfyüz\   (Medical Dictionary)
fusedfus·ing

Medical Definition of FUSE

transitive verb
: to cause to undergo fusion <fuse a joint>
intransitive verb
: to undergo fusion

fuse

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In electrical engineering, a safety device that protects electric circuits from the effects of excessive electric currents. A fuse commonly consists of a current-conducting strip or wire of easily fusible metal; whenever the circuit is made to carry a current larger than that for which it is intended, the strip melts to interrupt it.

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