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flare star

Syllabification: flare star

Definition of flare star in English:

noun

Astronomy
A dwarf star that displays spasmodic outbursts of radiation, believed to be due to extremely intense flares.
Example sentences
  • The nearest example of a flare star is none other than Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun.
  • These stars, called flare stars, can erupt as often as every few hours, and with an intensity far greater than flares from our sun.

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