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collapsar

[ kuh-lap-sahr ]
/ kəˈlæp sɑr /
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noun Astronomy.

(formerly) a gravitationally collapsed star.

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Origin of collapsar

1970–75; collapse + -ar, extracted from pulsar, quasar, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for collapsar

collapsar
/ (kɒˈlæpsɑː) /

noun

astronomy a collapsed star, either a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole
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