Meaning of FUSE in English


I. verb (~d; fusing) see: found Date: 1592 transitive verb to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat, to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together ; combine , to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive, intransitive verb 1. to become fluid with heat, to fail because of the blowing of a ~, to become blended or joined by or as if by melting together, see: mix II. noun Date: 1868 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, III. noun Etymology: Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fusus, of unknown origin Date: 1644 a continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it, a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo, IV. transitive verb also fuze (~d; also fuzed; fusing; also fuzing) Date: 1802 to equip with a ~

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