Centrifuge meaning

sĕn'trə-fyo͝oj'
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.

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An apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft.
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To rotate (something) in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.
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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.

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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.
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A machine using centrifugal force to separate particles of varying density, as cream from milk, or to draw off moisture, as in a washing machine.
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To subject to the action of a centrifuge.
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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.
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An apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft.
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To rotate something in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.
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A machine that separates substances of different densities in a sample by rotating the sample at very high speed, causing the substance to be displaced outward, sometimes through a series of filters or gratings. Denser substances tend to be displaced from the center more than ones that are less dense.
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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.
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(figuratively) An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.
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To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents.
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Origin of centrifuge

  • French centrifugal from New Latin centrifugus centrifugal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French centrifuge.
    From Wiktionary