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centrifuge

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From French centrifuge.

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centrifuge (plural centrifuges)

  1. 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.
  2. (figuratively) An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.

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centrifuge (third-person singular simple present centrifuges, present participle centrifuging, simple past and past participle centrifuged)

  1. To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents

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centrifuge f (plural centrifuges, diminutive centrifugetje n)

  1. centrifuge

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centrifuge (masculine and feminine, plural centrifuges)

  1. centrifugal

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