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fusible

[fyoo-zuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being fused or melted.

Origin of fusible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word fūsibilis. See fuse2, -ible
Related formsfu·si·ble·ness, nounfu·si·bly, adverbnon·fu·si·ble, adjectiveun·fu·si·ble, adjectiveun·fu·si·ble·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for fusible

Historical Examples

  • Vitrification or densification is due to the feldspar or fusible sand.

    The Potter's Craft

    Charles F. Binns

  • It is fusible at 122° Fahrenheit, and volatile at higher heats.

  • To be of value a fusible plug should be renewed or changed once a month.

  • You should act at all times precisely as if there were no fusible plug.

  • It occurs as a red, crystalline, fusible, deliquescent powder.


British Dictionary definitions for fusible

fusible

adjective
  1. capable of being fused or melted
Derived Formsfusibility or fusibleness, nounfusibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for fusible

adj.

late 14c., from Old French fusible, from Medieval Latin fusibilis, from Latin fus-, stem of fundere "pour, melt" (see found (v.2)).

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