Meaning of CENTRIFUGE in English


— centrifugation /sen trif'yeuh gay"sheuhn, -trif'euh-/ , n.

/sen"treuh fyoohj'/ , n. , v. , centrifuged, centrifuging .


1. an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream.


2. Also, centrifugalize . to subject to the action of a centrifuge.

[ 1795-1805; centrifuge (adj.) centrifugus center-fleeing; see CENTRIFUGAL ]

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