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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Italian fuso and French fusée, from Latin fūsus (spindle).

NounEdit

fuse (plural fuses)

  1. A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
    Synonyms: fuze (US)
  2. (manufacturing, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
    Synonyms: fuze
  3. (electrical engineering) A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
  4. (figuratively) Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
    When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.
  5. A friction match for smokers' use, having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
  6. A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
Usage notesEdit

Professional publications about explosives and munitions distinguish the fuse and fuze spellings. The latter is preferred for the sense “mechanism that ignites the charge”.

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Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from fusion (to melt).

VerbEdit

fuse (third-person singular simple present fuses, present participle fusing, simple past and past participle fused)

  1. (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
  2. (intransitive) To melt together.
  3. To furnish with or install a fuse.
  4. (organic chemistry) To form a bicyclic compound from two similar or different types of ring such that two or more atoms are shared between the resulting rings
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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fuse f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective fuso.

NounEdit

fuse f pl

  1. plural of fusa

ParticipleEdit

fuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of fuso

VerbEdit

fuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of fondere

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

fūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fūsus

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fuse

  1. third-person singular simple perfect form of fi. he/she has been

SynonymsEdit

  • fu (informal)

VenetianEdit