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Meaning & Definition of Fuse in English

English

Fuse

/fjuz/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • fuse
  • ,
  • electrical fuse
  • ,
  • safety fuse

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

    synonym:
  • fuse
  • ,
  • fuze
  • ,
  • fusee
  • ,
  • fuzee
  • ,
  • primer
  • ,
  • priming

verb

1. Mix together different elements

  • "The colors blend well"
    synonym:
  • blend
  • ,
  • flux
  • ,
  • mix
  • ,
  • conflate
  • ,
  • commingle
  • ,
  • immix
  • ,
  • fuse
  • ,
  • coalesce
  • ,
  • meld
  • ,
  • combine
  • ,
  • merge

2. Become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

  • "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
    synonym:
  • fuse

3. Equip with a fuse

  • Provide with a fuse
    synonym:
  • fuse

4. Make liquid or plastic by heating

  • "The storm fused the electric mains"
    synonym:
  • fuse

Examples of using

Tom has a short fuse.
The fuse lit at once.