fus-, fun-, fund-, fut-, found-
(Latin > French: pour, melt, blend)
The device may have an alarm in case the flow is restricted because of an occlusion of the line which will result in an alarm that will go off when a preset pressure limit is determined.
Most electronic infusion devices are equipped to stop the flow of the infused liquid if an accidental free-flow occurs.2. An automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein.
The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate.
Some electronic infusion devices have titration modes that allow a change in the delivery rate without interrupting fluid flow. They also allow delivery in milliliters per hour.
The term titration is the process, operation, or method of determining the concentration of a substance in a solution to which the addition of a reagent having a known concentration is made in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed, as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement, and then calculating the unknown concentration.
2. To make clumsy uncontrolled movements while trying to regain balance or to move forwards: "Jerry was floundering around in the swimming pool like someone who didn't know how to swim."
3. To behave in a way that shows confusion or a lack of purpose or being close to failing down: "The elderly lady suddenly got dizzy and floundered against the wall."
4. Etymology: of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration of founder, influenced by Dutch flodderen, "to flop around" or by English flounder, "a kind of flatfish".
2. Etymology: "to mix, mingle," from Modern French fondre, "to pour out, to melt, to mix together"; from Old French fondre; from Latin fundere, "to melt, to cast, to pour out."
"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.