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[mass noun] The process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole.
- ‘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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