The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fusible \Fu"si*ble\, a. [F. fusible. See Fuse, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.
Fusible metal, any alloy of different metals capable of
being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of
bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a
temperature below that of boiling water.
Fusible plug (Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt and blow off the steam in case of low water.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Medieval Latin fusibilis, from Latin fus-, stem of fundere "to pour, melt" (see found (v.2)). Related: Fusibility.
a. Able to be fused or melted. n. Any substance that can be fused or melted.
adj. capable of being melted and fused
Usage examples of "fusible".
Fluorides generally are fusible, and impart fusibility to substances with which they form weak compounds.
The smoke thus produced reduces the red ferric oxide to blue-green ferrous oxide, or to metallic iron, which combines with the silica present to form a fusible ferrous silicate.
Similarly, if to a silicate of lime we add oxide of iron, or soda, or even alumina, a fusible double silicate will be formed.
So, too, soda, which is a very strong base, may act prejudicially if it be in sufficient excess to set free notable quantities of lime and magnesia, which but for that excess would exist in combination as complex fusible silicates.
It is fusible only at the highest temperature, and is not acted on by acids.
The metal itself is easily fusible, and may be separated from its ores by liquation.
It is readily fusible, and imparts hardness and the property of taking a sharp cast to its alloys.
The borates are mostly fusible compounds, and are soluble in acids and in solutions of ammonic salts.
At his back he felt the fourfold sheathed armor plate that had interstitial cells, energy-absorbing, filled with a substance hard as diamond when struck but fusible in a special way, since it possessed self-sealing properties.
He was of the iron of which martyrs are made, but in the heart of the matrix had lurked a nobler metal, fusible at a milder heat, yet never coloring nor softening the hard exterior.
Where smaller suns took as long as 10 billion years to consume their available supplies of fusible hydrogen, the giant star managed the same feat in less than a single gigayear.
The hot springs and volcanoes work swiftly and directly, and return the water, the carbon dioxide, and a host of other vaporizable and soluble and fusible substances to the realm of solar activity, to the living surface zone of the earth.