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fusenoun [C]

 us   /fjuz/

fuse noun [C] (SAFETY DEVICE)

a safety device for protecting an electrical system which contains a material that will melt if too much electricity passes through the system

fuse noun [C] (EXPLOSIVE DEVICE)

a cord or tube along which a flame moves to light fireworks or bomb, or a device inside a bomb that causes it to explode at a particular time or when it hits something

fuseverb [I/T]

 us   /fjuz/

fuse verb [I/T] (JOIN)

to join or become combined, or to cause things to join: [I] The two cells are fused with a jolt of electricity. [T] The heat of the fire fused many of the machine’s parts together.
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