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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  or  Fuze  \Fuze\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  A  wire,  bar,  or  strip  of  fusible  metal  inserted  for  safety  in 
  an  electric  circuit.  When  the  current  increases  beyond  a 
  certain  safe  strength,  the  metal  melts,  interrupting  the 
  circuit  and  thereby  preventing  possibility  of  damage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  or  Fuze  plug  \Fuze,  plug\  . 
  1.  (Ordnance)  A  plug  fitted  to  the  fuse  hole  of  a  shell  to 
  hold  the  fuse. 
 
  2.  A  fusible  plug  that  screws  into  a  receptacle,  used  as  a 
  fuse  in  electric  wiring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fused}  (fuzd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fusing}.]  [L.  fusus,  p.  p.  of  fundere  to  pour,  melt,  cast. 
  See  {Foundo}  to  cast,  and  cf  Futile.] 
  1.  To  liquefy  by  heat;  to  render  fiuid;  to  dissolve;  to  melt. 
 
  2.  To  unite  or  blend,  as  if  melted  together. 
 
  Whose  fancy  fuses  old  and  new  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  reduced  from  a  solid  to  a  Quid  state  by  heat;  to  be 
  melted;  to  melt. 
 
  2.  To  be  blended,  as  if  melted  together. 
 
  {Fusing  point},  the  degree  of  temperature  at  which  a 
  substance  melts;  the  point  of  fusion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  n.  [For  fusee,  fusil.  See  2d  {Fusil}.]  (Gunnery, 
  Mining,  etc.) 
  A  tube  or  casing  filled  with  combustible  matter,  by  means  of 
  which  a  charge  of  powder  is  ignited,  as  in  blasting;  -- 
  called  also  {fuzee}.  See  {Fuze}. 
 
  {Fuse  hole},  the  hole  in  a  shell  prepared  for  the  reception 
  of  the  fuse.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fuse 
  n  1:  can  interrupt  the  flow  of  electrical  current  when  it  is 
  overloaded  [syn:  {electrical  fuse}] 
  2:  any  device  by  which  an  explosive  charge  is  ignited  [syn:  {fuze}, 
  {fusee},  {fuzee},  {primer}] 
  v  1:  mix  together  different  elements;  "The  colors  blend  well"; 
  "fuse  the  clutter  of  detail  into  a  rich  narrative"--A. 
  Schlesinger  [syn:  {blend},  {mix},  {conflate},  {commingle}, 
  {immix},  {coalesce},  {meld},  {combine},  {merge}] 
  2:  become  plastic  or  fluid  or  liquefied  from  heat;  "The 
  substances  fused  at  a  very  high  temperature" 
  3:  equip  with  a  fuse;  provide  with  a  fuse  [ant:  {defuse}] 
  4:  make  liquid  or  plastic  by  heating;  "The  storm  fused  the 
  electric  mains" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FUSE 
 
  A  {DEC}  {software  development  environment}  for  {ULTRIX}, 
  offering  an  integrated  toolkit  for  developing,  testing, 
  debugging  and  maintenance. 
 
 




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