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See also: Lâse, läse, and låse



Back-formation from laser, as if removing -er. Compare mase.



lase (third-person singular simple present lases, present participle lasing, simple past and past participle lased)

  1. (transitive) 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.
    • 2010 (publication date), Daniel Lametti, "The Proton Gets Small(er)", Discover, ISSN 0274-7529, volume 32, number 1, January–February 2011, page 67:
      When a laser zaps an electron orbiting a proton, the electron undergoes what is called the Lamb shift, absorbing energy and jumping to a higher energy level. [] But instead of lasing electrons, Knowles examined protons with particles called muons, which he calls "the electron's fat cousin."
  2. (intransitive) To operate as a laser, to release coherent light due to stimulation.
    Once enough of the gas particles are in a higher energy state, they will begin to lase and give off a coherent beam.



Alternative forms[edit]



  1. second-person singular imperative of laskma
    Lase mul süüa.
    Let me eat.

Usage notes[edit]

lase governs the adessive (verb in the infinitive), las governs the nominative (verb in corresponding person, in the present).



lase f

  1. drop (of a liquid)