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[leyz] /leɪz/
verb (used without object), lased, lasing. Optics.
to give off coherent light, as in a laser.
Origin of lase
1960-65; back formation from laser Unabridged
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(intransitive) (of a substance, such as carbon dioxide or ruby) to be capable of acting as a laser
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lase in Medicine

lase (lāz)
v. lased, las·ing, las·es
To cut, divide, or dissolve a substance with a laser.

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lase in Technology

/layz/ To print a given document via a laser printer. "OK, let's lase that sucker and see if all those graphics-macro calls did the right things."

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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