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splase

verb; blending and clipping; zero derivation; back formation
to eliminate an opponent with a laser-based weapon, usually in the context of video games
 
"Would you kindly splase that guy up on the ridge?"
Etymology : Originally a weapon in the video game Halo 3 formally known as the "Spartan Laser", the two terms "spartan" and "laser" were blended after undergoing clipping to form the noun "splaser." This neologism then underwent zero derivation to become a verb which meant "to kill an opponent with the Spartan Laser." The word then underwent back formation and dropped the final "r" to become "splase," a process that was misguidedly based on the idea that a "splaser" would be "something that splases." Recently, this term began to experience widening to apply to any laser-based weapon in a competitive video game.
Source : Roommate, early November 2008
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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