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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fusefyuz(n.; v.)fused, fus•ing.

  1. (n.)a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter, for igniting an explosive.

  2. Ref: fuze (def. 1). 1

  3. Ref: fuze (def. 3). 3

Idioms for fuse:

  1. have a short fuse,Informal. to anger easily; have a quick temper.

    Category: Informal

Origin of fuse:

1635–45; < It fuso < L fūsus spindle

fuse′like`(adj.)

fusefyuz(n.; v.)fused, fus•ing.

  1. (n.)a device containing a conductor that melts when excess current runs through an electric circuit, opening and thereby protecting the circuit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. (v.t.)to combine or blend by melting together; melt.

  3. to unite or blend into a whole, as if by melting together.

  4. (v.i.)to become liquid under the action of heat; melt.

  5. to become united or blended.

Idioms for fuse:

  1. blow a fuse,Informal. to lose one's temper; become enraged.

    Category: Informal, Idiom

Origin of fuse:

1675–85; < L fūsus, ptp. of fundere to pour, cast

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuse(noun)

    an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

  2. fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming(verb)

    any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

  3. blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge(verb)

    mix together different elements

    "The colors blend well"

  4. fuse(verb)

    become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

    "The substances fused at a very high temperature"

  5. fuse(verb)

    equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse

  6. fuse(verb)

    make liquid or plastic by heating

    "The storm fused the electric mains"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fuse(noun)fyuz

    a device in electrical equipment that prevents too much electricity from flowing through

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuse(verb)

    to liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt

  2. Fuse(verb)

    to unite or blend, as if melted together

  3. Fuse(verb)

    to be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be melted; to melt

  4. Fuse(verb)

    to be blended, as if melted together

  5. Fuse(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Fuse

    In electronics and electrical engineering, a fuse is a type of low resistance resistor that acts as a sacrificial device to provide overcurrent protection, of either the load or source circuit. Its essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows, which interrupts the circuit in which it is connected. Short circuit, overloading, mismatched loads or device failure are the prime reasons for excessive current. A fuse interrupts excessive current so that further damage by overheating or fire is prevented. Wiring regulations often define a maximum fuse current rating for particular circuits. Overcurrent protection devices are essential in electrical systems to limit threats to human life and property damage. The time and current operating characteristics of fuses are used to provide adequate protection without needless interruption. Slow blow fuses are designed to allow harmless short term higher currents but still clear on a sustained overload. Fuses are manufactured in a wide range of current and voltage ratings to protect wiring systems and electrical equipment. Self-resetting fuses automatically restore the circuit after the overload has cleared; these are useful, for example, in aerospace or nuclear applications where fuse replacement is impossible.


Translations for FUSE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fuse(verb)

to melt (together) as a result of great heat

Copper and tin fuse together to make bronze.

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