[fuse] vb fused ; fus.ing [L fusus, pp. of fundere to pour, melt--more at found] vt (1592) 1: to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat
2: to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together: combine "in her richest work she ~s comedy and tragedy --T. A. Gullason"
3: to stitch by applying heat and pressure with or without the use of an adhesive ~ vi 1 a: to become fluid with heat b Brit: to fail because of the blowing of a fuse
2: to become blended or joined by or as if by melting together syn see mix
fuse n (1884): 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 fuse n [It fuso spindle, fr. L fusus, of unknown origin] (1644) 1: a continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it
2. usu fuze : a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo fuse or fuze vt fused or fuzed ; fus.ing or fuz.ing (1802): to equip with a fuse