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fuse

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verb \ˈfyüz\

Definition of fuse

fused

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fusing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat the thunderstorm had fused the electric mains — C. K. Finlay

  3. 2 :  to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together :  combine Particles are fused to form a new compound.

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

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1a :  to become fluid with heat acetate rayon tends to fuse if pressed at too high a temperature — W. L. Carmichaelb British :  to fail because of the blowing of a fuse

  7. 2 :  to become blended or joined by or as if by melting together Dreams fuse with reality in her latest film.

Origin and Etymology 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

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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

Origin and Etymology of fuse

see 1fuse


First Known Use: 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 or less commonly fuze :  a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo

Origin and Etymology of fuse

Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fusus, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1644

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fuse

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verb \ˈfyüz\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of fuse

fused

also

fuzed

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fusing

also

fuzing

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

1802

First Known Use of fuse

1802

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FUSE Defined for Kids

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fuse

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verb \ˈfyüz\

Definition of fuse for Students

fused

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fusing

  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


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fuse

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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


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fuse

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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

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verb \ˈfyüz\

Medical Definition of fuse

fused

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fusing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to undergo fusion fuse a joint

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo fusion



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