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noun [countable] physics laser pronunciation in British English /ˈleɪzə(r)/
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  1. [usually before noun] a piece of equipment that produces a powerful narrow line of light. It is used for cutting hard substances, directing the paths of missiles, and in medical operations
    The cancer cells are destroyed by a tiny laser.
    New laser eye surgery can correct your vision.
    laser beam: Computer technology and laser beams can be used to control the weather.
    laser display (=patterns of coloured lights): The crowd enjoyed the fireworks and the laser display.

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