Definition of Fuse

1. Noun. An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded.

Exact synonyms: Electrical Fuse, Safety Fuse
Specialized synonyms: Cartridge Fuse, Breaker, Circuit Breaker, Plug Fuse
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device



2. Verb. Mix together different elements. "The colors blend well"

3. Noun. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
Exact synonyms: Fusee, Fuze, Fuzee, Primer, Priming
Specialized synonyms: Detonating Fuse, Safety Fuse, Time-fuse
Generic synonyms: Igniter, Ignitor, Light, Lighter
Derivative terms: Prime

4. Verb. Become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat. "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
Entails: Heat, Heat Up, Hot Up
Generic synonyms: Flux, Liquefy, Liquify
Derivative terms: Fusible

5. Verb. Equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse.
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Antonyms: Defuse

6. Verb. Make liquid or plastic by heating. "The storm fused the electric mains"
Generic synonyms: Melt, Melt Down, Run
Derivative terms: Fusible, Fusion

Definition of Fuse

1. v. t. To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt.

2. v. i. To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.

3. n. 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.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Fuse

1. Noun. (''also'' '''fuze''' ''in US'') A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device. ¹

2. Noun. (industry mining military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device. ¹

3. Noun. A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit. ¹

4. Noun. Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To melt together. ¹

7. Verb. To furnish with or install a fuse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fuse

1. to equip with a fuse (a detonating device) [v FUSED, FUSING, FUSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fuse

fusarium
fusarium oxysporum
fusarium solani
fusarium wilt
fusarol
fusarole
fusaroles
fusarols
fusc
fuscation
fuschia
fuschias
fuscin
fuscine
fuscous
fuse (current term)
fuse box
fuse boxes
fuseau
fusebox
fuseboxes
fused
fused kidney
fused sentence
fused sentences
fused silver nitrate
fused teeth
fusee
fusee drive
fusees

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