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fuse meaning

[ fju:z ] Pronunciation:   "fuse" in a sentence
  • Verb: fuse  fyooz
    1. Mix together different elements
      - blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, coalesce, meld, combine, merge 
    2. Become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
      "The substances fused at a very high temperature" 
    3. Equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse 
    4. Make liquid or plastic by heating
      "The storm fused the electric mains" 
    5. [Brit] Stop working because of a blown fuse
    Noun: fuse  fyooz
    1. An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
      - electrical fuse, safety fuse 
    2. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
      - fuze [N. Amer], fusee, fuzee [N. Amer], primer, priming

    Derived forms: fused, fusing, fuses

    See also: fusible, fusion

    Type of: change integrity, electrical device, equip, fit, fit out, flux, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, liquefy, liquify, melt, melt down, outfit, run

    Antonym: defuse

    Encyclopedia: Fuse Fuse, Shimane


  • [Architecture]

    An overcurrent protective device consisting of a metal strip, ribbon, or wire which is designed to open an electric circuit by melting if a predetermined current is exceeded.

    fuse of the cartridge type


  • [Electronics]
    A safety device consisting of a wire of lowmelting-point metal. When current passing through the wire exceeds a prescribed (safe) level, the resulting heat melts the wire and opens the circuit, protecting equipment from damage. See PROXIMITY FUSE.

  • [Medicine]
    vb fused; fus·ing vt : to cause to undergo fusion ‹fuse a joint›
    ¦ vi : to undergo fusion

  • [Computer]
    A DEC software development environment for ULTRIX, offering an integrated toolkit for developing, testing, debugging and maintenance.

Examples

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  1. the androecium is borne on the fused corolla.
  2. the fuse acts as a safety device.
  3. there must be no kinks in the detonating fuse.
  4. all the lights have fused.
  5. do not irritate her, she is on a short fuse today.

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