Meaning of CENTRIFUGE in English


I. ˈsen.trəˌfyüj also ˈsän- noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, from centrifuge centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus — more at centrifugal

1. : a machine for whirling fluids rapidly to separate substances of different densities by centrifugal force (as cream from milk, sediment from oil)

2. : a centrifugal machine that produces artificial gravity

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to subject to centrifugal action ; especially : to whirl in a centrifuge

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