Meaning of CENTRIPETAL in English

CENTRIPETAL

adj. moving or tending to move towards a centre (cf. CENTRIFUGAL).

Phrases and idioms:

centripetal force the force acting on a body causing it to move about a centre.

Derivatives:

centripetally adv.

Etymology: mod.L centripetus f. L centrum centre + petere seek

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.