Definition of spaghettification in English:

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Pronunciation: /spəɡɛtifɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Physics
The process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole.
Example sentences
  • The extreme tidal forces would stretch the observer head to foot; this effect is called spaghettification.
  • If I chose a black hole of about 10 million times our sun's mass, I would feel only slight spaghettification forces - not enough to kill me.
  • You know… spaghettification isn't the simplest of physics theories… if you are studying stuff like this then you must have easy access to the knowledge base anyway.

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