Meaning of FUSE in English


I. ˈfyüz verb

( 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


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

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

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. also fuze : a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo

IV. transitive verb

also fuze ˈfyüz

( fused also fuzed ; fus·ing also fuz·ing )

Date: 1802

: to equip with a fuse

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