fuse

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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 2[edit]

Back-formation from fusion (to melt).

Verb[edit]

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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French[edit]

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fuse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fuser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fuser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fuser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of fuser
  5. second-person singular imperative of fuser

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fuse f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective fuso.

Noun[edit]

fuse f pl

  1. plural of fusa

Participle[edit]

fuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of fuso

Verb[edit]

fuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of fondere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

fūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fūsus

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fuse

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • fu (informal)

Venetian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fuse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of èser
  2. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of èser
  3. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of èser