spaghettification

[ spuh-get-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ spəˌgɛt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Physics, Astronomy.

the theoretical stretching of an object as it encounters extreme differences in gravitational forces, especially those associated with a black hole.

Nearby words

  1. spaghetti,
  2. spaghetti junction,
  3. spaghetti squash,
  4. spaghetti strap,
  5. spaghetti western,
  6. spaghettini,
  7. spagnoletto, lo,
  8. spagyric,
  9. spahi,
  10. spahis

Origin of spaghettification


Related formsspa·ghet·ti·fy, verb (used with object), spa·ghet·ti·fied, spa·ghet·ti·fy·ing.

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