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

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Definition of Fuse

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fuse

fusarium oxysporum
fusarium solani
fusarium wilt
fuse (current term)
fuse box
fuse boxes
fused kidney
fused sentence
fused sentences
fused silver nitrate
fused teeth
fusee drive

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