Meaning of FUSE in English



Pronunciation: ' fyüz

Function: verb

Inflected Form: fused ; fus · ing

Etymology: Latin fusus, past participle of fundere to pour, melt ― more at FOUND

Date: 1592

transitive verb

1 : to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat

2 : to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together : COMBINE

3 : to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive

intransitive verb

1 a : to become fluid with heat b British : to fail because of the blowing of a fuse

2 : to become blended or joined by or as if by melting together

synonyms see MIX

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.