The definition of a fuse is an electrical safety device that can stop current from flowing if it becomes overloaded, or a device that is used to ignite an explosive device.(noun)
Fuse is defined as to join together to form one, especially when joined by intense heat.(verb)
When you weld two pieces of metal together using a torch, this is an example of when you fuse.
See fuse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: It fuso, a cord, tube, casing < L fusus, hollow spindle
See fuse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Italian fuso, spindle (originally from its shape)
Origin: , from Latin fūsus.
verb fused fused, fus·ing, fus·es verb, transitive
Origin: Latin fundere, fūs-, to melt; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
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