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OTHER WORDS FROM fusefuseless, adjectivefuselike, adjective
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What is a basic definition of fuse?
Fuse means to unite or blend together. Fuse also refers to a protective device in an electrical current and to a tube or cord used to light explosives.
Fuse is used in metalworking and similar industries to refer to combining metals by melting them down into liquids. In everyday use, fuse is used figuratively to mean to combine or unite anything as if they were melted together. For example, a band might fuse metal and electronic music to make a unique sound. Something that has been made by fusing things together is called a fusion.
- Real-life examples: Copper scraps can be fused together to make wires. Science fiction often fuses real science with fictional ideas. A mad scientist might fuse animals together to make monsters.
- Used in a sentence: The two kingdoms fused together to create a powerful nation.
As a noun, fuse refers to a safety device designed to protect electrical equipment from melting or catching on fire. A fuse usually resembles a small rod or wire that is designed to melt from the heat of an electrical current that is moving too fast. Once the fuse melts, the electrical circuit is broken. This stops the current from moving and protects the more expensive or dangerous equipment from melting or catching on fire.
Fuses are an extremely common safety device (alongside circuit breakers) and are usually kept in a fuse box located in a remote part of a house or building. The phrase blow a fuse comes from this sense of fuse.
- Real-life examples: Your house may have a fuse box that you can open to replace damaged fuses. Electronic devices such as televisions and computers almost always have fuses to prevent fires or explosions caused by electricity.
- Used in a sentence: The computer technician had to replace several blown fuses in the motherboard.
The word fuse also refers to a cord, wire, rope, or similar object that is lit on fire in order to ignite an explosive. The purpose of a fuse is to delay an explosion.
- Real-life examples: Almost all fireworks have fuses to prevent them from exploding immediately, such as in a person’s hand. An explosive weapon such as a bomb might have a fuse so the user can run away before it explodes. Explosives used in manufacturing or mining, such as dynamite, may also have fuses for the same reason.
- Used in a sentence: She lit the fuse of the giant firecracker.
Where does fuse come from?
The first records of fuse come from around 1635. It ultimately comes from the Latin word fūsus, meaning “melted, poured, or cast.”
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What are some other forms related to fuse?
- defuse (verb)
- fuseless (adjective)
- fuselike (adjective)
What are some synonyms for fuse?
What are some words that share a root or word element with fuse?
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How is fuse used in real life?
Fuse is a word used to mean to combine things together. The electrical and explosive device senses of fuse are also common.
I told like 4 different customers to have a “grood” day this morning 😅 I couldn’t commit to great or good so I fused them together
— lil tea kettle (@mhanusowski) September 21, 2020
Driving all the way to midland to buy a new fuse for my Marshall amp
— Fabian stewart (@Fono50) June 6, 2013
Unexploded bomb dropped by US during WW2 found beside airport runway in southern Japan. Bomb dug out and fuse safely removed
— Mark Willacy (@markwillacy) July 5, 2011
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How to use fuse in a sentence
The gender gap is still wide enough for a crisis like the pandemic to pack it with explosives and light the fuse.
It explained various chemical bonds and radioactive decays and how hydrogen nuclei in the sun are able to overcome their mutual repulsion and fuse, producing sunlight.Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light|Natalie Wolchover|October 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Grenell was tapped as foreign policy spokesperson for the Romney campaign in 2012, but after social conservatives blew a fuse, the relationship was ended after only 12 days.Ric Grenell joins RNC as senior adviser for LGBTQ outreach|Chris Johnson|August 20, 2020|Washington Blade
The spike in growth isn’t long-lived, however, because high levels of the hormone make the growth plates fuse, Dunsworth explained.Males Are the Taller Sex. Estrogen, Not Fights for Mates, May Be Why.|Christie Wilcox|June 8, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Now we are beginning to understand what lights the fuse of these explosions.Mergers of dense stellar remnants are likely trigger for many supernovae|John Barrat|February 24, 2010|The Smithsonian Insider
Comedian Billy Eichner loves surprising unsuspecting New Yorkers on his Fuse show, ‘Billy on the Street.’
In its place came something which, striving to fuse Urdu and Telugu, seemed to devalue both.
There is a short fuse and a certain explosion at the end of this piece of treachery.
The author of the popular Pure and Fuse has completed the trilogy with the new book, Burn.
The classes, which can only be booked as semi-private, fuse the practices of Gyrotonic and Pilates.12 Priciest Fitness Classes (Actually Worth the Splurge)|DailyBurn|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the French generals reached the Austrian end they found a sergeant of engineers actually proceeding to fire the fuse.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
From the said mixture, although they tried it several times, it was impossible to fuse or melt the said ore.
This Christian device is made of a jam-tin or crock filled with gun-cotton and nails, and has a fuse attached to it.
The fuse is lighted and thrown by hand into the enemy's trench, where it explodes and does much execution.
This is simply made out of an old jam tin, whilst the fuse is lit before firing the charge in the drain-pipe.
British Dictionary definitions for fuse (1 of 2)
Derived forms of fusefuseless, adjective
Word Origin for fuse
British Dictionary definitions for fuse (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fuse
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fuse
see blow a fuse.