noun stel·lar·ator \ˈsteləˌrātə(r)\

Definition of stellarator



  1. :  a toroidal device for producing controlled nuclear fusion that involves the confining and heating of a gaseous plasma by means of an externally applied magnetic field

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Origin and Etymology of stellarator

stellar + -ator (as in generator); from its use of temperatures approaching those occurring in some stars

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to cast off or become cast off

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