lase

[ leyz ]
/ leɪz /
|

verb (used without object), lased, las·ing. Optics.

to give off coherent light, as in a laser.

Nearby words

  1. lascar,
  2. lascaux,
  3. lascaux cave,
  4. lascivious,
  5. lasdun,
  6. laser,
  7. laser beam,
  8. laser card,
  9. laser chemistry,
  10. laser cooling

Origin of lase

First recorded in 1960–65; back formation from laser

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lase



British Dictionary definitions for lase

lase

/ (leɪz) /

verb

(intr) (of a substance, such as carbon dioxide or ruby) to be capable of acting as a laser
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for lase

lase

[ lāz ]

v.

To cut, divide, or dissolve a substance with a laser.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.