fuse has definitions from the fields of physics,electricity
[ verb ] mix together different elements


"The colors blend well" "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nor have we remembered that in the melting_pot of America the hundreds of isolated and semi isolated ethnic , regional and occupational groups did not fuse into a homogeneous national unit until long after education and industrialization had caused them to cast oral tradition aside as a means of carrying culturally significant material .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

The process of flattening seemed inexorable , and it became necessary to emphasize the surface still further in_order to prevent it from fusing with the illusion .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Anger and fear fused in John .

[ verb ] become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat


"The substances fused at a very high temperature"

Used in print

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The silver_chloride was fused under vacuum in the presence of aluminum chips with the resultant product of * * f which was sublimed into a flask on the vacuum line .

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liquefy heat

[ noun ] (physics,electricity) electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded



Used in print

(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)

Before you use ' em the light company 's got to run in a heavy line and you 'll need a new fuse box for the extra circuits .

[ verb ] make liquid or plastic by heating


"The storm fused the electric mains"

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[ verb ] equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse

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defuse equip

[ noun ] any igniter by which an explosive charge is ignited