de-generate matter

degenerate matter

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