- The definition of a centrifuge is a machine that uses a force pulling dense objects away from the center to separate particles or to draw off moisture.
- An example of a centrifuge is a machine that separates cream and milk.
- An example of a centrifuge is a washing machine that has a spin cycle to draw the moisture out of the washed clothes.
- Centrifuge means to spin something in order to draw high density parts or moisture away from the center.
An example of centrifuge is to put milk into a machine to have the cream separated out of the milk.
Origin: French ; from Modern Latin centrifugus: see centrifugal
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- An apparatus consisting essentially of a compartment spun about a central axis to separate contained materials of different specific gravities, or to separate colloidal particles suspended in a liquid.
- An apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft.
Origin: French, centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus; see centrifugal.
- cen·trifˌu·gaˈtion noun
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