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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"

GCIDE

  1. Fuse(n.)

    (Mil.) a mechanism in a bomb, torpedo, rocket, or artillery shell, usually having an easily detonated explosive charge and activated by the shock of impact, which detonates the main explosive charge. Some fuses may have timing mechanisms, delaying the explosion for a short time, or up to several days after impact. Fuses activated by other mechanisms more sophisticated than impact, such as proximity or heat, are used in modern weapons such as antiaircraft or antimissile missiles.

  2. Origin: [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.]

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

  6. Origin: [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast. See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile.]

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

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  • smeltdraadAfrikaans
  • doutnák, pojistkaCzech
  • sikringDanish
  • absichern, Zünder, Sicherung, ZündschnurGerman
  • τηκτασφάλεια, θρυαλλίδα, τήκομαι, τήκω, λιώνω, εμπύρευμα, φιτίλιGreek
  • espoleta, fusible, mecha, fundirSpanish
  • sütikEstonian
  • فیوزPersian
  • sytytyslanka, sulauttaa, pinna, sulake, varoke, sytytin, sulautuaFinnish
  • fjús, sikring, krúttráðurFaroese
  • fusible, mèche, cordeau, fusionner, détonateurFrench
  • co-lheieManx
  • biztosítékHungarian
  • miccia, fondersi, fusibile, innesco, fondereItalian
  • ヒューズ, 導火線, 信管Japanese
  • saugiklisLithuanian
  • fius, sumbuMalay
  • lont, samensmelten, versmelten, zekering, smeltenDutch
  • sikring, tennsats, fenghette, lunteNorwegian
  • połączyć, bezpiecznik, lont, stopić, zapalnikPolish
  • fundir, fusível, pavioPortuguese
  • огнепроводный шнур, запал, пробка, сплавлять, предохранитель, сплавляться, фитиль, детонаторRussian
  • osigùrāč, fìtīlj, upàljāčSerbo-Croatian
  • poistky, poistkaSlovak
  • lethose, fiyusiSouthern Sotho
  • säkring, sammansmälta, stubintråd, tändrör, säkra, stubin, proppSwedish
  • ฟิวส์, ชนวนThai

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