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noun (n)

  • an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: fusee, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • mix together different elements (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat (verb.change)
    The substances fused at a very high temperature.
    source: wordnet30
  • equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse (verb.competition)
    Antonym: defuse
    source: wordnet30
  • make liquid or plastic by heating (verb.change)
    The storm fused the electric mains.
    source: wordnet30
  • To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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