verb (used with object), zapped, zap·ping.
verb (used without object), zapped, zap·ping.
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Origin of zap
OTHER WORDS FROM zapzapper, noun
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How to use zap in a sentence
With a small electric zap used as an activation stimulus, the cells were able to divide as normal.The First Endangered American Animal Has Been Cloned|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|February 19, 2021|Singularity Hub
This isn’t relegated only to how much space you have for these kitchen appliances but has more to do with how much food you need to heat during a single zap session.The best microwaves: This way for buttery popcorn and tempting leftovers|PopSci Commerce Team|January 22, 2021|Popular Science
In 2020, we heard endless ideas for gadgets and gizmos to zap viruses and help keep people safe.CES goes full pandemic with smart masks, stickers to detect covid and the biggest WiFi update in years|Geoffrey Fowler, Heather Kelly, Dalvin Brown, Rachel Lerman|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
As the number of laser zaps increased, the mouse’s GPS place cell network “remapped,” in that he stopped licking as much in the previous goal zone.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way|Shelly Fan|November 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
Remarkably, mice given the electrical zaps showed less amounts of pro-inflammatory chemicals in their blood—dubbed cytokines—than those without the stimulation.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One?|Shelly Fan|August 18, 2020|Singularity Hub
“Zap This” On August 8, 2009, Tom and Ray talked to a caller whose problem was more animal than automotive.‘Car Talk’ Hosts to Retire: Best Moments With NPR’s Laughing Mechanics|Caitlin Dickson|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Carl Zimmer, Wired They could produce drugs that would zap the viruses behind common illnesses.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for March 24, 2012|David Sessions|March 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Forrester drew a careful bead on it, went zap again with the pointed finger, and blasted the rock into dust.
One little zap would do it, and Alvin Sherdlap would encumber the Earth no more.
Flix was with him, and Adams, who was heading the column, could hear the shouts of the Zappo Zap.
He sat now in what little shadow there was, watching the figure of the Zappo Zap.
They seized on the tent, the Zappo Zap laughing and with teeth glinting in the sun.
British Dictionary definitions for zap
verb zaps, zapping or zapped
- to clear from the screen
- to erase