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English Dictionary: fuse by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fuse
n
  1. an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    Synonym(s): fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuse
  2. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    Synonym(s): fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming
v
  1. mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
    Synonym(s): blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
  2. become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
  3. equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
    Antonym(s): defuse
  4. make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, [or] Fuze plug \Fuze, plug\ .
      1. (Ordnance) A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to
            hold the fuse.
  
      2. A fusible plug that screws into a receptacle, used as a
            fuse in electric wiring.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, [or] Fuze \Fuze\, n. (Elec.)
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fused} (fuzd); p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Fusing}.] [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast.
      See {Foundo} to cast, and cf. Futile.]
      1. To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.
  
      2. To unite or blend, as if melted together.
  
                     Whose fancy fuses old and new.            --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, v. i.
      1. To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be
            melted; to melt.
  
      2. To be blended, as if melted together.
  
      {Fusing point}, the degree of temperature at which a
            substance melts; the point of fusion.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d {Fusil}.] (Gunnery,
      Mining, etc.)
      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}.
  
      {Fuse hole}, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception
            of the fuse. --Farrow.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   FUSE
  
      A {DEC} {software development environment} for {ULTRIX},
      offering an integrated toolkit for developing, testing,
      debugging and maintenance.
  
  
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