Definition of black hole
- a financial black hole
- … the archives of the past few years are a black hole.
- —David Herman
- the black hole of depression
a psychopath who seemingly has a black hole where his heart should be
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: an invisible area in outer space with gravity so strong that light cannot get out of it
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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