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degenerate matter

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noun Physics.
  1. matter consisting of atoms that have lost their orbital electrons.
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degenerate matter

noun
  1. astronomy the highly compressed state of matter, esp in white dwarfs and neutron stars, supported against gravitational collapse by quantum mechanical effects
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