infalling

adjective
in·​fall·​ing | \ ˈin-ˌfȯ-liŋ How to pronounce infalling (audio) \

Definition of infalling

: moving under the influence of gravity toward a celestial object (such as a black hole)

Other Words from infalling

infall \ ˈin-​ˌfȯl How to pronounce infalling (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of infalling

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Infalling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infalling. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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