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verb (used without object), lased, las·ing. Optics.
  1. to give off coherent light, as in a laser.
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Origin of lase

First recorded in 1960–65; back formation from laser
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Historical Examples of lase

  • If you get a lase of it at a fair rint, I'll buy another horse, any how.

    Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee

    William Carleton

British Dictionary definitions for lase


  1. (intr) (of a substance, such as carbon dioxide or ruby) to be capable of acting as a laser
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lase in Medicine


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