Pronunciation Noun

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, containing a component that melts and interrupts the current when too high a load is passed through it.
  4. (figurative) 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.
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fuse (fuses, present participle fusing; 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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