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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

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>.

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

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

Definition of FUSE

transitive verb
:  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
FUSED Defined for Kids

1fuse

verb \ˈfyüz\
fusedfus·ing

Definition of FUSE for Kids

1
:  to change into a liquid or to a plastic state by heat
2
:  to unite by or as if by melting together

2fuse

noun

Definition of FUSE for Kids

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

3fuse

noun

Definition of FUSE for Kids

1
:  a cord that is set afire to ignite an explosive by carrying fire to it
2
:  a device for setting off a bomb or torpedo
Medical Dictionary

fuse

verb \ˈfyüz\
fusedfus·ing

Medical Definition of FUSE

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

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