- Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A device which is able to amplify light, at a specific wavelength, into a coherent beam. A Laser weapon emits a high intensity light which can make a person look away, or a "dazzling" or "glare" laser will cause temporary blindness. Laser weapons which cause permanent blindness have been banned by international treaty, but don't worry, it's still okay to kill and maim the enemy, just don't blind them.See Laser.
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