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centrifuge

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noun cen·tri·fuge \ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj\

Simple Definition of centrifuge

  • : a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate substances or parts of substances

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of centrifuge

  1. :  a machine using centrifugal force for separating substances of different densities, for removing moisture, or for simulating gravitational effects

Origin of centrifuge

French, from centrifuge centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus


First Known Use: 1887

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Rhymes with centrifuge


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centrifuge

verb cen·tri·fuge

Definition of centrifuge

centrifugedcentrifuging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to centrifugal action especially in a centrifuge



Circa 1895

First Known Use of centrifuge

circa 1895

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