to cause to become a nova; to destroy (a star, planet, etc.); (intransitive): (of a star) to become a nova; (more generally, of a star, planet, etc.) to explode
You’ve heard of the asteroid ‘Earth-Anti’?… It ain’t there any more. It’s been novaed.
We can nova a sun, explode a planet, blast a sea into steam in a tenth of a second.
And from study of the reports I even thought I knew about what and where it would be: one of the weapons that had novaed suns, a million years ago.
The court astronomer had a vision of our planet in flames. I imagine you'd say our sun was about to nova.
We have not yet completed all our calculations, but preliminary studies indicate that if this type of solar interference is not stopped, it may cause our Sun to nova in somewhere between two and three years time.
No world is apt to rebel against a power which could nova its sun, Captain.
Bryan Faust walked across the platform to the microphones. Comets soared over his shoulders and disappeared under his arms. Suns novaed on his chest. Meteors flashed around his elbows.
Freyda still wanted to sun-tunnel the planet or nova the sun. Odin Thor wanted to send the whole Temporal Guard back with thunderbolts.
Eight centuries past, a larger war ended when the Idirans novaed two suns in a last-ditch attempt to ward off the Culture.
Robert A. Heinlein, Gulf
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