Definitions for: Fuse


[n] any igniter by which an explosive charge is ignited
[n] electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
[v] mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"; "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger
[v] make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"
[v] become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
[v] equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse



Webster (1913) Definition: Fuse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fused (fuzd); p. pr. & vb. n.
Fusing.] [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast.
See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile.]
1. To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.

2. To unite or blend, as if melted together.

Whose fancy fuses old and new. --Tennyson.


Fuse, v. i.
1. To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be
melted; to melt.

2. To be blended, as if melted together.

Fusing point, the degree of temperature at which a
substance melts; the point of fusion.


Fuse, n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.] (Gunnery,
Mining, etc.)
A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of
which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; --
called also fuzee. See Fuze.

Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception
of the fuse. --Farrow.


Fuse, or Fuze Fuze, n. (Elec.)
A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in
an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a
certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the
circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage.


Fuse, or Fuze plug Fuze, plug .
1. (Ordnance) A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to
hold the fuse.

2. A fusible plug that screws into a receptacle, used as a
fuse in electric wiring.

Synonyms: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, electrical fuse, flux, fusee, fuze, fuzee, immix, meld, merge, mix, primer, priming

Antonyms: defuse

See Also: absorb, accrete, admix, alloy, blend in, breaker, cartridge fuse, change integrity, circuit breaker, conjugate, detonating fuse, electrical device, equip, fit, fit out, heat, heat up, hot up, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, liquefy, liquify, melt, melt down, mix in, mix up, outfit, plug fuse, run, safety fuse, stump, syncretise, syncretize, time-fuse

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