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English definition of “zap”

zap

verb [T] (DESTROY)   /zæp/ (-pp-) infml
to destroy or attack something suddenly , esp . with electricity , radiation , or another form of energy : The salon uses lasers to zap unwanted hair . To zap something is also to cook or heat it in a microwave : Do you want that meatloaf cold , or should I zap it?
(Definition of zap verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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