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TRANSITIVE VERB: cen·tri·fuged
- 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.
- To rotate (something) in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.
, from New Latin centrifugus
; see centrifugalOTHER FORMS:cen·trifu·gation
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