fus-, fun-, fund-, fut-, found-

(Latin > French: pour, melt, blend)

electronic infusion device, EID
1. An instrument for monitoring intravenous infusions.

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.

exchange transfusion (s) (noun), replacement transfusion; exchange transfusions, replacement transfusions (pl)
The transfer and withdrawal of small amounts of blood that is repeated until the blood volume is almost entirely exchanged: "Exchange transfusions are used for infants who are born with hemolytic disease (the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells) and in patients with uremia (a form of blood poisoning caused by the accumulation in the blood of products that are normally eliminated in the urine)."
exsanguinotransfusion (s) (noun), exsanguinotransfusions (pl)
A replacement transfusion or an exchange transfusion involving repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood, until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged; used primarily in newborn infants with erythroblastosis fetalis (fetal anemia) and sometimes in patients with various other blood conditions.
fetal transfusion syndrome (s) (noun), fetal transfusion syndromes (pl)
A rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while the babies are still in the womb and involves the transfer of blood from one twin to the other one.
flounder (s) (noun), flounders (pl)
Any of various marine flatfish of shallow coastal waters, many of which are used for food.
flounder (verb), flounders; floundered; floundering
1. Struggling to move or to obtain a footing; staggering or walking in an uncontrolled way, as if a person is going to fall down: "The horses were floundering through the deep snow."
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".
found (verb), founds; founded; founding
1. To produce objects; such as, machine parts by melting metal or glass and pouring them into molds.
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."
founder (s) (noun), founders (pl)
Someone who creates or who establishes something which is meant to last for a long time; such as, a business, an educational institution, etc.: "Jonathan is the founder of a newspaper empire."

"Estella is the daughter of the university's founder."

founder (verb), founders; foundered; foundering (verb forms)
1. A ship filling with water and sinking: "The ship foundered during the severe storm."
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".
foundry (s) (noun), foundries (pl)
1. A factory where metal castings are produced.
2. A building equipped for the casting of metal or glass.
funnel (s) (noun), funnels (pl)
A cone-shaped utensil with a large opening at the top and a small opening or tube at the bottom; used to channel the flow of substances or liquids into a container with a small mouth.
fuse (s) (noun), fuses (pl)
1. An electrical safety device that contains a piece of metal that melts if the current running through it exceeds a particular level and thereby can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded.
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".

fuse (verb), fuses; fused; fusing
1. To join or to become joined because of heat or a chemical reaction: "The melted metals fused with each other."
2. To join or to combine different things together: "Their musical compositions are fusing a variety of classical pieces."
fusible (adjective), more fusible, most fusible
A description of metals and other materials that are easily melted or liquefied by heating; such as, fusible alloys.
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.