burster

noun
burst·​er | \ ˈbər-stər How to pronounce burster (audio) \

Definition of burster

1 : one that bursts
2 : the celestial source of an outburst of radiation (such as X-rays)

Examples of burster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That chest-burster scene still gives me nightmares. Clark Collis, EW.com, 13 Jan. 2022 That triptych influenced Giger's design for the chest-burster version of the titular alien. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Oct. 2019 Only one burster, known as FRB121102, after the date it was discovered (Nov. 2, 2012), has repeated itself, hundreds of times now. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2018 But to fully realize that revolutionary potential, astronomers must better understand what gives rise to FRBs in the first place, and whether the lone known repeating burster, FRB 121102, is a typical example or a fluke. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 10 Jan. 2018 Face-huggers, back-bursters, mecha-doppelgängers, and the most narcissistic-homoerotic sequence in sci-fi history soon follow, with the action immaculately designed for suspense, scares, and sly sinister humor. Nick Schager, Esquire, 18 Dec. 2017 But to fully realize that revolutionary potential, astronomers must better understand what gives rise to FRBs in the first place, and whether the lone known repeating burster, FRB 121102, is a typical example or a fluke. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 10 Jan. 2018 Only one burster, known as FRB121102, after the date it was discovered (Nov. 2, 2012), has repeated itself, hundreds of times now. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2018 Face-huggers, back-bursters, mecha-doppelgängers, and the most narcissistic-homoerotic sequence in sci-fi history soon follow, with the action immaculately designed for suspense, scares, and sly sinister humor. Nick Schager, Esquire, 18 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of burster

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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burst/explode into flames

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“Burster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burster. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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