fus-, fun-, fund-, fut-, found-
(Latin > French: pour, melt, blend)
"Estella is the daughter of the university's founder."
2. To become submerged; to become filled with water and to sink: "The crew escaped as the ship was foundering, but before it sank into the ocean."
3. To experience failure: "Jacob's career foundered and he had to move from job to job for many years."
4. The term founder also has an established pleonastic sense as part of the idiomatic "founder and sink".
2. A building equipped for the casting of metal or glass.
2. A cord of readily combustible material that is lighted at one end to carry a flame along its length to detonate an explosive at the other end.
3. A slow-burning wick or other device used to set off a shell, bomb, a blast of gunpower, or other explosive charge.
4. Etymology: "a combustible cord" or "a tube for lighting an explosive device"; also fuze, 1640's, from Italian fuso, "spindle" (because the originals were long, thin tubes filled with gunpowder); from Latin fusus, "spindle".
Influenced by French fusée, "spindleful of hemp fiber" and from outdated English fusee, "musket fired by a fuse".
The reference to "a device that breaks an electrical circuit" was first recorded in 1884; and it was named because of its shape and it was not derived from the origin of this "Italian fuse".
2. To join or to combine different things together: "Their musical compositions are fusing a variety of classical pieces."
2. The merging of different elements into a union; such as, the fusion of copper and zinc to form brass.
3. A union resulting from fusing; for example, a fusion of religion and politics emerged when the leaders got together to iron out their differences.
4. Correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization.
5. The merger or a blending of two or more things; such as, materials or ideas.
6. The process of melting or the conversion of a solid into a liquid by means of heat or pressure.
7. A nuclear process in which two light nuclei combine at extremely high temperatures to form a heavier nucleus and release vast amounts of energy.
The energy of the sun and other stars is believed to derive from fusion reactions.
2. Lacking serious value, substance, or a sense of responsibility.
3. Trifling and frivolous; idle.
4. Etymology: from Middle French (about 1400 to 1600) futile, from Latin futilis, "vain, worthless, futile"; literally, "pouring out [of a vessel] easily"; therefore, "easily emptied, leaky, unreliable"; from fundere, "to pour, to melt".
2. Lack of importance or purpose; frivolousness.
2. The diffusion of one liquid through another liquid.
The latter is then presumably passively immunized by means of an antibody formed in the donor; for example, an antibody that reacts with the microorganisms in the patient.