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fuse 1

also fuze  (fyo͞oz)
n.
1. A cord of readily combustible material that is lighted at one end to carry a flame along its length to detonate an explosive at the other end.
2. often fuze A mechanical or electrical mechanism used to detonate an explosive charge or device such as a bomb or grenade: "A mechanical ... switch is used to initiate the fuzes" (International Defense Review).
tr.v. fused, fus·ing, fus·es also fuzed or fuz·ing or fuz·es
To equip with a mechanical or electrical fuse.

[From Italian fuso, spindle (originally from its shape), from Latin fūsus.]

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fuse2
electric plug fuse

fuse 2

 (fyo͞oz)
v. fused, fus·ing, fus·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To join (different pieces or elements) together physically, as by melting or heating: bits of glass fused in a kiln; atomic nuclei that are fused together inside the stars.
b. To blend or combine together: "Edison's invention strategy effectively fused research and development in a seamless process" (Seth Shulman).
2. To liquefy or reduce to a plastic state by heating; melt.
v.intr.
1.
a. To become physically joined together, as by melting.
b. To be combined or blended together: "There was no separation between joy and sorrow: they fused into one" (Henry Miller). See Synonyms at mix.
2. To become liquefied from heat.
n.
A safety device that protects an electric circuit from excessive current, consisting of or containing a metal element that melts when current exceeds a specific amperage, thereby opening the circuit.

[Latin fundere, fūs-, to melt; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

fused

(fjuːzd)
adj
(Electronics) having a protective device for safeguarding electric circuits, etc, containing a wire that melts and breaks the circuit when the current exceeds a certain value
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fused - joined together into a wholefused - joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a consolidated school"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
Translations

fused

[fjuːzd]
A. ADJ (Elec) → con fusible
B. CPD fused plug Nenchufe m con fusible

fused

adj plug etcgesichert

fused

[fjuːzd] adjcon fusibile incorporato
References in classic literature ?
He argued that if one slave re- fused to be corrected, and escaped with his life, the other slaves would soon copy the example; the re- sult of which would be, the freedom of the slaves, and the enslavement of the whites.
Why, I could give that man the whole history of the Reformation in the time he took to tell me that the Union-Labor Party had fused with the Democrats.
A small fragment examined under the microscope appeared, from the number of minute entangled air or perhaps steam bubbles, like an assay fused before the blowpipe.
The metal had been fused, and although the room was about fifteen feet high, the globules, dropping on the chairs and furniture, had drilled in them a chain of minute holes.
All the devouring and insatiate Monsters imagined since imagination could record itself, are fused in the one realisation, Guillotine.
It is true that you are a nation of fused races--a strange medley of people, but still you are a nation.
Using switch-disconnector-fuse sections, the distribution of electrical energy through fused switchgear can be achieved in a compact and varied way.
In some cases, when fusing ice at temperatures above freezing, it may be necessary to chill one or more of the pieces to be fused.
The two main systems used are fused silica and alumina-silicates.
Moreover, chemically treated BeWo cells that were exposed to antibodies to neutralize the gene's protein fused much less often than cells not subjected to the antibodies.