Word:

zap

Pronunciation: zăp
v. t.1.to shoot, destroy, or inactivate; my TV set was zapped by lightning.
2.to bomb with an atomic bomb.
3.to cook or heat in a microwave oven.
4.to subject to radiation, a laser beam, a strong electric current, or other potentially destructive treatment.
5.to skip over (e. g. a commercial or dull interval in a television program) by using the fast-forward button on a VCR remove control.
6.to add interest, color, or attractiveness to; to liven; - usually used with up.
Verb1.zap - strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"
2.zap - kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens"
Synonyms: vaporize
3.zap - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
Synonyms: nuke, atomise, atomize
4.zap - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"
1.(language)ZAP - A language for expressing program transformations.

["A System for Assisting Program Transformation", M.S. Feather, ACM TOPLAS 4(1):1-20, Jan 1982].
2.ZAP - Zero and Add Packed.
3.(jargon)zap - 1. To modify, usually to correct; especially used when the action is performed with a debugger or binary patching tool. Also implies surgical precision. "Zap the debug level to 6 and run it again."

In the IBM mainframe world, binary patches are applied to programs or to the operating system with a program called "superzap", whose file name is "IMASPZAP" (possibly contrived from I M A SuPerZAP).

See also Zero and Add Packed.

2. To fry a chip with static electricity. "Uh oh - I think that lightning strike may have zapped the disk controller."
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