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English definition of “fuse”

fuse

noun [C] (DEVICE ON EXPLOSIVE)    /fjuːz/
a string or piece of paper connected to a firework or other explosive product by which it is lit, or a device inside a bomb that causes it to explode after a fixed length of time or when it hits or is near something: He lit the fuse and ran.FireworksBombs and missiles
(Definition of fuse noun (DEVICE ON EXPLOSIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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