from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The remnant of a star that has collapsed, having an extremely dense state with no empty space between its atoms, but not reaching the extremely dense state of a neutron star or black hole.
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- n. A dying star of low or medium mass, more solid and dense but less bright than the sun.
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- n. a faint star of enormous density
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