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centrifuge

[ sen-truh-fyooj ]
/ 藞s蓻n tr蓹藢fyud蕭 /
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Definition of centrifuge

noun
an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream.
verb (used with object), cen路tri路fuged, cen路tri路fug路ing.
Also centrifugalize. to subject to the action of a centrifuge.
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Origin of centrifuge

1795鈥1805; <French, noun use of centrifuge (adj.) <New Latin centrifugus center-fleeing; see centrifugal

OTHER WORDS FROM centrifuge

cen路trif路u路ga路tion [sen-trif-yuh-gey-shuhn, -trif-uh-], /s蓻n藢tr瑟f y蓹藞ge瑟 蕛蓹n, -藢tr瑟f 蓹-/, nounre路cen路tri路fuge, verb (used with object), re路cen路tri路fuged, re路cen路tri路fug路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for centrifuge

centrifuge
/ (藞s蓻ntr瑟藢fju藧d蕭) /

noun
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
verb
(tr) to subject to the action of a centrifuge

Derived forms of centrifuge

centrifugation (藢s蓻ntr瑟fj蕣藞伞e瑟蕛蓹n), noun
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Scientific definitions for centrifuge

centrifuge
[ s臅ntr蓹-fy艒艒j鈥 ]

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.
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