Fuze vs Fuse - What's the difference?

fuze | fuse |


As nouns the difference between fuze and fuse

is that fuze is an alternative spelling of fuse in the sense of a detonator while fuse is (also'' fuze ''in us ) a cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.

As verbs the difference between fuze and fuse

is that fuze is to attach a fuze or similar detonator while fuse is to melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.

fuze

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (detonator)
  • Verb

    (fuz)
  • To attach a fuze or similar detonator.
  • fuse

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fuso and (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (also'' fuze ''in US ) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
  • (industry, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
  • A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
  • Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
  • When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.

    Etymology 2

    From fusion, "to melt" (back-formation).

    Verb

    (fus)
  • To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
  • To melt together.
  • To furnish with or install a fuse.