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stellar wind

noun, Astronomy
the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star.
Origin of stellar wind
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Eventually, stellar wind and initial speed moved the cloud far away from the stars so that friction disappeared.
  • Since the outer layers of the star are gone, blown away in the stellar wind, the core is exposed to space.
stellar wind in Science
stellar wind
The flow of plasma (extremely hot gas composed of ions) ejected from the surface of a star into space. The Sun's solar wind is a stellar wind.
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