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The word fuse has several meanings:

  • Fuse (electrical), a device used in electrical systems to protect against excessive current.
  • Fuse (hydraulic), a device used in hydraulic systems to protect against sudden loss of fluid pressure
  • Fuse (explosives), a trigger for an explosive device or fireworks, also spelled fuze to distinguish between a simple burning fuse and one which contains mechanical and/or electronic components

Computers

Science

is also part of the skeletal system

Music

Film

Organizations

  • Fuse Games, a game developer
  • Fuse (consumer electronics), a consumer electronics company started by Tony Fadell
  • Fuse TV, an American cable television station

Miscellaneous

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology 1

From Italian fuso, from Latin fusus "spindle".

Noun

Singular
fuse

Plural
fuses

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.
Translations

Etymology 2

From fusion, "to melt".

Verb

Infinitive
to fuse

Third person singular
fuses

Simple past
fused

Past participle
fused

Present participle
fusing

to 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.
Translations
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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of efsu
  • ufes

Italian

Adjective

fuse pl.

  1. Feminine form of fuso.

Verb form

fuse

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

Romanian

Pronunciation

Verb

fuse

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

Synonyms

  • fu (informal)







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