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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


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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