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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fuses, fusing, fused
definition 1: to cause to become liquid by using heat; melt.
Iron workers use extreme heat to fuse the iron ore.
definition 2: to cause to merge, coalesce, or combine, esp. by or as if by melting together.
The foundry fuses zinc and copper to make brass.The new play fuses some of the themes from the playwright's earlier works.
disconnect, separate
similar words:
alloy, amalgamate, coalesce, conflate, unify
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become liquid after being heated; melt.
Some synthetic fibers will fuse if subjected to high heat.
definition 2: to become merged by or as if by melting together; amalgamate; coalesce.
The copper and zinc fused and became brass.The flavors fuse as the dish cooks, and the result is extraordinary.
similar words:
amalgamate, blend, coalesce
part of speech: noun
definition: a protective electrical device consisting of a connection that melts if excess heat is generated by too much current through the circuit, thereby breaking the circuit.
We blew a fuse when we used the microwave oven while the clothes dryer was running.
derivation: fused (adj.)
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