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fuse

play
verb, \ˈfyüz\

Definition of fuse

fusedfusing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat

  3. 2 :  to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together :  combine

  4. 3 :  to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to become fluid with heat b British :  to fail because of the blowing of a fuse

  7. 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

Synonym Discussion of fuse

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity <mix the salad greens> <mix a drink>. mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active <fear mingled with anticipation in my mind>. commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling <a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her>. blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture <blended several teas to create a balanced flavor>. merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole <in his mind reality and fantasy merged>. coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity <telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait>. amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities <refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community>. fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product <a building in which modernism and classicism are fused>.

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fuse

noun

Definition of fuse

  1. :  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



1868

First Known Use of fuse

1868

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fuse

noun

Definition of fuse

  1. 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. 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


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fuse

verb, \ˈfyüz\

Definition of fuse

fused also fuzedfusing also fuzing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to equip with a fuse



1802

First Known Use of fuse

1802

Variants of fuse

also fuze play \ˈfyüz\

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms



FUSE Defined for Kids

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fuse

play
verb \ˈfyüz\

Definition of fuse for Students

fusedfusing

  1. 1 :  to change into a liquid or to a plastic state by heat

  2. 2 :  to unite by or as if by melting together




2

fuse

play
noun

Definition of fuse for Students

  1. :  a device having a metal wire or strip that melts and interrupts an electrical circuit when the current becomes too strong




3

fuse

play
noun

Definition of fuse for Students

  1. 1 :  a cord that is set afire to ignite an explosive by carrying fire to it

  2. 2 :  a device for setting off a bomb or torpedo




Medical Dictionary

fuse

play
verb \ˈfyüz\

Medical Definition of fuse

fused; fusing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to undergo fusion <fuse a joint>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo fusion





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