intransitive verblased, las′ing
Origin of laseback-formation from laser
verblased, las·ing, las·es
- To subject to laser light: lased the tissue during surgery.
- To direct a laser used to guide munitions at (a target).
Origin of laseBack-formation from laser
(third-person singular simple present lases, present participle lasing, simple past and past participle lased)
- To use a laser beam on, as for cutting.
- The surgeon lased the elongated soft palate, cutting off the excess tissue and stopping the blood flow in one swipe.
- The physical chemist lased the atoms as they passed between the electrodes to study their motion.
- (intransitive) To operate as a laser, to release coherent light due to stimulation.
Back-formation from laser., as if removing -er.