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English noun: fuse

1. fuse (artifact) an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded


Synonymselectrical fuse, safety fuse


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)breaker, cartridge fuse, circuit breaker, plug fuse

2. fuse (artifact) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant


Synonymsfusee, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming


Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, light, lighter


Narrower (hyponym)detonating fuse, safety fuse, time-fuse


English verb: fuse

1. fuse (change) mix together different elements


SamplesThe colors blend well.


Synonymsblend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, immix, meld, merge, mix


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, accrete, admix, alloy, blend in, conjugate, gauge, meld, melt, mix in, syncretise, syncretize

2. fuse (change) become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat


SamplesThe substances fused at a very high temperature.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)flux, liquefy, liquify


Entailheat, heat up, hot up


Verb groupfuse

3. fuse (competition) equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit


Antonymsdefuse

4. fuse (change) make liquid or plastic by heating


SamplesThe storm fused the electric mains.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)melt, melt down, run


Verb groupfuse









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