burster

noun

burst·​er ˈbər-stər How to pronounce burster (audio)
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 Rubin says the elliptic burster model naturally produces the same pattern as Photinus carolinus, known to emit bursts of flashes separated by quiet periods. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 4 Nov. 2022 Robotic equipment removed the weapons’ fuses and bursters before the mustard agent was neutralized with hot water and mixed with a caustic solution to prevent the reaction from reversing. Andrew Demillo, Thomas Peipert, and Dylan Lovan, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 July 2023 Robotic equipment removed the weapons' fuses and bursters before the mustard agent was neutralized with hot water and mixed with a caustic solution to prevent the reaction from reversing. CBS News, 7 July 2023 Elapsed time from face-hugger to chest-burster is down to minutes, death scenes feel like placeholders, and there’s no suspense or point to any of it. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 It’s the kind of game that could be a bubble-burster. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 20 Jan. 2023 Researchers used a complex elliptic burster model of brain cell behavior to understand the synchronization. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 4 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of burster was in 1611

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“Burster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burster. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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