(?), n. [L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum to pour, melt: cf. F. fusion. See Fuse, v. t., aud cf, Foison.] 1. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
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2. The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
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3. The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.
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The universal fusion of races, languages, and customs . . .
had produced a corresponding fusion of creeds.
C. Kingsley.
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Watery fusion (Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by heat in their own water of crystallization.
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4. (Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.
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