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collapsar

[kuh-lap-sahr] /kəˈlæp sɑr/
noun, Astronomy
1.
(formerly) a gravitationally collapsed star.
Compare black hole.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; collapse + -ar, extracted from pulsar, quasar, etc.
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collapsar

/kɒˈlæpsɑː/
noun
1.
(astronomy) a collapsed star, either a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole
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