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FUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fuse mean? 

FUSE (noun)
  The noun FUSE has 2 senses:

1. an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
2. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

  Familiarity information: FUSE used as a noun is rare.


FUSE (verb)
  The verb FUSE has 4 senses:

1. mix together different elements
2. become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
3. equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
4. make liquid or plastic by heating

  Familiarity information: FUSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUSE (noun)


Sense 1fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fuse; electrical fuse; safety fuse

Hypernyms ("fuse" is a kind of...):

electrical device (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fuse"):

plug fuse (a fuse with a thread that screws into a socket)

breaker; circuit breaker (a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded)

cartridge fuse (a fuse cased in a tube)


Sense 2fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fuze; fuse; primer; priming; fuzee; fusee

Hypernyms ("fuse" is a kind of...):

igniter; ignitor; light; lighter (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fuse"):

detonating fuse (a fuse containing an explosive)

safety fuse (a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance)

time-fuse (a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb))


FUSE (verb)


Sense 1fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mix together different elements

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

immix; coalesce; mix; fuse; conflate; commingle; merge; flux; meld; blend; combine

Context example:

The colors blend well

Hypernyms (to "fuse" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fuse"):

alloy (make an alloy of)

admix (mix or blend)

conjugate (unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds)

accrete (grow together (of plants and organs))

blend in; mix in (cause (something) to be mixed with (something else))

meld; melt (lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually)

absorb (cause to become one with)

gauge (mix in specific proportions)

syncretise; syncretize (become fused)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The substances fused at a very high temperature

Hypernyms (to "fuse" is one way to...):

flux; liquefy; liquify (become liquid or fluid when heated)

"Fuse" entails doing...:

heat; heat up; hot up (gain heat or get hot)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "fuse" is one way to...):

equip; fit; fit out; outfit (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

defuse (remove the triggering device from)


Sense 4fuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make liquid or plastic by heating

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The storm fused the electric mains

Hypernyms (to "fuse" is one way to...):

melt; melt down; run (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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