One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Able to be fused or melted easily.
- ‘Interfacing shouldn't make the fabric stiff - use a fusible tricot or a lightweight, sew-in woven interfacing; test a swatch.’
- ‘Using a press cloth, press one side of the fusible web to the lamé. Fuse another web piece to the grosgrain ribbon.’
- ‘There also are paper-back fusible products that can be ironed on the appliqué wrong side, then heat-pressed in place on the garment.’
- ‘Quick response sprinklers with fusible elements that are highly responsive to the change in the temperatures are used in residential occupancies.’
- ‘Apply fusible web to the patch wrong side and fuse it to the garment, following the manufacturer's instructions.’
- ‘Stabilize the centerfront edges with fusible stay tape on the fabric wrong side. Also fuse the tape over the shoulder and armhole seamlines.’
- ‘Tens of millions of years earlier these two black holes were simply stars, until they exhausted all their fusible fuel and collapsed to the most compact state imaginable.’
- ‘Other fabrics (such as canvas) may be bonded to the fashion fabric with fusible web to darken the room even more.’
- ‘When traditional stitching is eliminated in favor of securing fabrics with fusible adhesive, the result is a quick-to-finish garment.’
- ‘Some of these alloys, which melt at temperatures even lower than the boiling point of water, are referred to as fusible alloys.’
- ‘For loose or bulky knits, apply fusible interfacing to the wrong side to stabilize and encourage them to perform more like woven fabrics.’
- ‘If necessary, fuse interfacing to the slipcover fabric wrong side, or fuse two fabric layers together with fusible web.’
- ‘Draw the design onto fusible or plain tear-away stabilizer.’
- ‘Sew covers for the pillows out of luxe cranberry and chocolate brown fabrics (use fusible tape for a no-sew seaming option).’
- ‘Choose a fusible or non-fusible cut-away stabilizer in a weight to complement the fabric weight.’
- ‘In situations where temperature could pose a threat, fusible plugs are designed to melt and release the gas long before critical pressure levels are reached.’
- ‘In a car, fusible links are usually placed very close to the battery so that if anything goes wrong, they're the first thing to blow.’
- ‘Stabilize the pleats with lightweight fusible interfacing.’
- ‘If you don't sew, you can use iron on fusible tape.’
- ‘Wrought iron contains only a few tenths of a percent of carbon, is tough, malleable, less fusible, and has usually a ‘fibrous’ structure.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin fusibilis, from fundere ‘pour, melt’.
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