- an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream.
- Also centrifugalize. to subject to the action of a centrifuge.
Origin of centrifuge
Examples from the Web for centrifuged
It is then centrifuged within twenty minutes at a speed of Fig. 71.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The mixture is then centrifuged in a Babcock Centrifuge, and the centrifuged fat read in per cent.How Girls Can Help Their Country
She centrifuged, precipitated, filtered and stained over and over, using every qualitative procedure in the book.Mate in Two Moves
- any of various rotating machines that separate liquids from solids or dispersions of one liquid in another, by the action of centrifugal force
- any of various rotating devices for subjecting human beings or animals to varying accelerations for experimental purposes
- (tr) to subject to the action of a centrifuge
Word Origin and History for centrifuged
1887, "a centrifuge machine," originally a machine for separating cream from milk, from French centrifuge, from noun use of adjective meaning "centrifugal" (1801), from Modern Latin centrifugus (see centrifugal).
- An apparatus consisting essentially of a compartment spun about a central axis to separate contained materials of different densities, or to separate colloidal particles suspended in a liquid.
- To rotate something in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.
- A machine that separates substances of different densities in a sample by rotating the sample at very high speed, causing the substance to be displaced outward, sometimes through a series of filters or gratings. Denser substances tend to be displaced from the center more than ones that are less dense.