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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fusible \Fu"si*ble\, a. [F. fusible. See Fuse, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied. [1913 Webster] Fusible metal, any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a temperature below that of boiling water. --Ure. Fusible plug (Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt and blow off the steam in case of low water. [1913 Webster]