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fusion (s) (noun), fusions (pl)
1. The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
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.

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