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Definition 1: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fuse in the sense of this definition

(fuse is a kind of ...) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

"do you have a light?"

(... is a kind of fuse ) a fuse containing an explosive

(... is a kind of fuse ) a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance

(... is a kind of fuse ) a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)

Definition 2: an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fuse in the sense of this definition

(fuse is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of fuse ) a fuse cased in a tube

(... is a kind of fuse ) a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded

(... is a kind of fuse ) a fuse with a thread that screws into a socket

Definition 3: mix together different elements - [verb of change]

Samples where fuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The colors blend well

Synonyms for fuse in the sense of this definition

(fuse is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of fuse ) make an alloy of

(... is a kind of fuse ) mix or blend

"Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"

(... is a kind of fuse ) unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

(... is a kind of fuse ) grow together (of plants and organs)

"After many years the rose bushes grew together"

(... is a kind of fuse ) cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)

"At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"

(... is a kind of fuse ) lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"

(... is a kind of fuse ) cause to become one with

"The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

(... is a kind of fuse ) mix in specific proportions

"gauge plaster"

(... is a kind of fuse ) become fused

Definition 4: make liquid or plastic by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where fuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The storm fused the electric mains

(fuse is a kind of ...) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

"melt butter" "melt down gold" "The wax melted in the sun"

(fuse has a similar meaning as ...) become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

"The substances fused at a very high temperature"

Definition 5: become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat - [verb of change]

Samples where fuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The substances fused at a very high temperature

(fuse is a kind of ...) become liquid or fluid when heated

"the frozen fat liquefied"

(fuse implies ...) gain heat or get hot

"The room heated up quickly"

(fuse has a similar meaning as ...) make liquid or plastic by heating

"The storm fused the electric mains"

Definition 6: equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse - [verb of competition]

(fuse is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

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