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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant; An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded. v. - Mix together different elements; Make liquid or plastic by heating;

Usage examples (28)
  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows, call out the repair service.
  • Most small homes have a main fuse rating of 30 amps.
  • The crowd shuffles restlessly as the last fuse is lit.
  • Where I come from a fuse is either good, or it is blown. for more
Tutoring comment
  • If you "fuss" (to worry over minor details) over the "fuzz" (fluffy material) on the two elements you may not be able to "fuse" (to join or to combine) them together.
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