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fuse
  • noun
    A safety device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe level.
    verb
    Join or blend to form a single entity. (intermarriage had fused the families into a large unit)
    (of an electrical appliance) stop working when a fuse melts. (the crew were left in darkness after the lights fused)
    Provide (a circuit or electrical appliance) with a fuse. (there is no need to fuse the circuit any higher unless there is other equipment on the same circuit)
  • noun
    A length of material along which a small flame moves to explode a bomb or firework, meanwhile allowing time for those who light it to move to a safe distance.
    verb
    Fit a fuse to (a bomb, shell, or mine) (the bomb was fused to go off during a charity performance)

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