lased; lasing

intransitive verb

: to emit coherent light

Examples of lase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the lasing output is highly sensitive to any change in the size or shape of the bubble. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023 The result is that the burnt and recovered material form their own wave that has a wavelength and frequency that corresponds to the difference between the two (or more) colors that lase. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 9 May 2018

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Word History


back-formation from laser

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lase was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Lase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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