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  • To cause particles, such as atoms or ions, to be removed from a surface, as occurs, for example, in an ion microprobe. Also, such an instance.
  • To coat a surface with particles, such as atoms or ions, in short bursts. Also, such an instance.
  • To eject or emit particles, signals, sounds, or the like, in short and usually irregular bursts. Also, such an instance.

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