Definitions for centrifugeˈsɛn trəˌfyudʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cen•tri•fugeˈsɛn trəˌfyudʒ(n.; v.)-fuged, -fug•ing.

  1. (n.)an apparatus that rotates at high speed and separates substances of different densities.

    Category: Machinery

  2. (v.t.)to subject to the action of a centrifuge.

    Category: Physics

Origin of centrifuge:

1795–1805; < F, n. use of centrifuge (adj.) < NL centrifugus; see centrifugal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. centrifuge, extractor, separator(verb)

    an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension

  2. centrifuge, centrifugate(verb)

    rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids


  1. centrifuge(Noun)

    A device in which a mixture of denser and lighter materials (normally dispersed in a liquid) is separated by being spun about a central axis at high speed.

  2. centrifuge(Noun)

    An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.

  3. centrifuge(Verb)

    To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents


  1. Centrifuge

    A centrifuge is a piece of equipment, generally driven by an electric motor, that puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis, applying a force perpendicular to the axis. A centrifuge is also used to separate the components of blood in blood banks.The centrifuge works using the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration causes denser substances to separate out along the radial direction. By the same token lighter objects will tend to move to the top.

Translations for centrifuge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


tending to move away from a centre

centrifugal force.

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