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centrifuge

1centrifuge

noun cen·tri·fuge \ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj\

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

Full Definition of CENTRIFUGE

:  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

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

Rhymes with CENTRIFUGE

2centrifuge

verb
centrifugedcentrifug·ing

Definition of CENTRIFUGE

transitive verb
:  to subject to centrifugal action especially in a centrifuge

First Known Use of CENTRIFUGE

circa 1895

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

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