Re: TOS Phasers
Doesn't sound likely. A heater does heat things - surely a phaser will phase them!
A laser doesn't lase things; it itself lases.
To clarify, while Wiktionary recognizes both transitive and intransitive forms of lase
], Merriam-Webster recognizes only the intransitive form [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lase
], which is my point.
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