inspiral

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ spiral.

Adjective[edit]

inspiral (comparative more inspiral, superlative most inspiral)

  1. (astronomy) Describing the paths of a pair of binary stars that are losing energy, and spiralling in towards each other

Noun[edit]

inspiral (plural inspirals)

  1. (astronomy) The path of such a body

Verb[edit]

inspiral (third-person singular simple present inspirals, present participle inspiraling, simple past and past participle inspiraled)

  1. (astronomy) To spiral inward

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