- the generation of coherent light by a laser.
Origin of lasing
- to give off coherent light, as in a laser.
Origin of lase
First recorded in 1960–65; back formation from laser
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- (intr) (of a substance, such as carbon dioxide or ruby) to be capable of acting as a laser
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- To cut, divide, or dissolve a substance with a laser.
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