Fusion

Definition of Fusion

Fu´sion
n.1.The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
2.The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
3.The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.
The universal fusion of races, languages, and customs . . .
had produced a corresponding fusion of creeds.
- C. Kingsley.
Watery fusion
(Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by heat in their own water of crystallization.
4.(Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.

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