centrifuge

noun
cen·​tri·​fuge | \ ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce centrifuge (audio) \

Definition of centrifuge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

centrifuge

verb
centrifuged; centrifuging

Definition of centrifuge (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to subject to centrifugal action especially in a centrifuge

Examples of centrifuge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Iran meanwhile has begun breaking stockpile, centrifuge and enrichment limits set by the accord to pressure Europe into giving it a way to sell its crude oil abroad despite U.S. sanctions. Jon Gambrell, The Denver Post, "Iran says protesters attacked hundreds of banks, blaming U.S.," 27 Nov. 2019 Jennifer Colliau’s brainchild is on-trend and forward-thinking with canned cocktails, juices clarified via centrifuge and a glassed-in prep area that would be at home at either Din Tai Fung or Jurassic Park. San Francisco Chronicle, "Why bar food in the Bay Area has never been better," 8 Nov. 2019 The agreement’s restrictions on centrifuges was a major restraint. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal," 4 Nov. 2019 The head of Iran's nuclear program said on Monday that Tehran was operating 60 IR-6 advanced centrifuges in violation of its atomic deal with world powers. NBC News, "Iran announces new violations of nuclear deal," 4 Nov. 2019 The head of Iran’s nuclear program says Tehran is now operating 60 IR-6 advanced centrifuges in violation of its atomic deal with world powers. Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, USA TODAY, "Iran announces more violations of nuclear deal 40 years after 1979 takeover of US Embassy, hostage crisis," 4 Nov. 2019 Salehi said Iran is now turning out at least 5.5 kilograms (12 pounds) per day, compared with about 450 grams (1 pound) previously, thanks to the Fordo centrifuges. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "Violations of Iran nuclear deal increasing, uranium particles of man-made origin discovered, U.N. atomic watchdog reports," 11 Nov. 2019 The centrifuges ultimately will begin enriching uranium up to 4.5%, which is just beyond the limits of the nuclear deal, but nowhere near weapons-grade levels of 90%. Washington Post, "Iran injects gas in new centrifuges as atomic deal unravels," 7 Nov. 2019 Iran agreed to cease enrichment at Fordow for 15 years, keeping only 1,044 centrifuges spinning for scientific purposes. The Economist, "Iran’s nuclear programme takes a dangerous step," 7 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb It was then introduced to Emily’s T cells, which had been carefully centrifuged from her drawn blood. Charles Graeber, WIRED, "How Scientists Built a ‘Living Drug’ to Beat Cancer," 25 July 2019 There, blood is drawn and centrifuged for at least 15 minutes at 2,200 to 2,500 rpm to separate the T cells from the plasma, platelets, and the rest. Charles Graeber, WIRED, "How Scientists Built a ‘Living Drug’ to Beat Cancer," 25 July 2019 The June 3rd injunction ruling empowers the agency to stop the private clinic from injecting patients with a cellular cocktail centrifuged down from their own liposuctioned fat. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "YouTube Testimonials Lure Patients to Shady Stem Cell Clinics," 14 June 2019 The solution is centrifuged to separate the solids, leaving a clear liquid that is combined with Belle Meade Bourbon. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Common Good aims to create new cocktail culture in western suburbs," 13 July 2018 Blood is drawn from the patient and centrifuged to increase the concentration of platelets to 10 times more growth factors than normal plasma. Joyce Wiswell For The Knee Institute, Detroit Free Press, "Heal thyself with regenerative medicine," 17 Apr. 2018 Blood is drawn from the patient and centrifuged to increase the concentration of platelets. Joyce Wiswell For The Knee Institute, Detroit Free Press, "Unique therapies ease painful neuropathy," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of centrifuge

Noun

1866, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centrifuge

Noun

French, from centrifuge centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus

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The first known use of centrifuge was in 1866

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7 Dec 2019

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“Centrifuge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centrifuge. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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centrifuge

noun
How to pronounce centrifuge (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of centrifuge

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

centrifuge

noun
cen·​tri·​fuge | \ ˈsen-trə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce centrifuge (audio) \

Medical Definition of centrifuge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

centrifuge

transitive verb
centrifuged; centrifuging

Medical Definition of centrifuge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to subject to centrifugal action especially in a centrifuge

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