fuse

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian fuso and French fusée, from Latin fusus (spindle).

Noun[edit]

fuse (plural fuses)

  1. (also fuze in US) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
  2. (manufacturing, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
  3. A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
  4. Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
    When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From fusion, "to melt" (back-formation).

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.
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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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 pl

  1. feminine form of fuso

Verb[edit]

fuse

  1. Third-person singular indicative past historic of fondere.
  2. Feminine plural past participle of fondere.

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

fūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fūsus

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