Prostrating myself on the examining table, I tried not to flinch as she zapped my scores of clogged pores.
Most can be removed surgically, or zapped with an intense blast of radiation to stop their growth.
The Avengers zapped the school with a marching band, with the women singing “Oh when the dykes come marching in.”
1929 as a sound, 1942 as a verb, comic strip word (especially from "Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century"), of imitative origin. Meaning "to erase electronically" is 1982. Related: Zapped; zapping.