black hole

black hole
noun Date: 1968 1. a celestial object that has a gravitational field so strong that light cannot escape it and that is believed to be created especially in the collapse of a very massive star 2. something resembling a black hole: as a. something that consumes a resource continually <
a financial black hole
b. an empty space ; void

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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