centrifuge centrifuge v. t. 1 to drive out; to subject to the action of a centrifuge.

Syn: centrifugate. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • centrifuge — [ sɑ̃trifyʒ ] adj. • 1700; lat. centrum « centre » et fugere « fuir » ♦ Qui s éloigne du centre. Force centrifuge : force d inertie subie par un mobile en rotation qui l entraîne à l extérieur de sa trajectoire. Onde centrifuge, qui s éloigne de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • centrifuge — n. an apparatus having containers for liquids arrayed around a central pivot and rotated at a high speed, thus generating {centrifugal force} on the liquid, and separating substances (such as particles of solid or globules of an immiscible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centrifuge — (n.) 1887, a centrifuge machine, originally a machine for separating cream from milk, from Fr. centrifuge, from Mod.L. centrifugus (see CENTRIFUGAL (Cf. centrifugal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • centrifuge — CENTRIFUGE. adj. des 2 g. Terme de Physique. Qui tend à éloigner d un centre. Un corps qui se meut en rond, a une force centrifuge …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • centrifuge — ► NOUN ▪ a machine with a rapidly rotating container, used chiefly to separate liquids from solids. ► VERB ▪ subject to the action of a centrifuge. DERIVATIVES centrifugation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • centrifuge — [sen′trə fyo͞oj΄] n. [Fr < ModL centrifugus: see CENTRIFUGAL] a machine using centrifugal force to separate particles of varying density, as cream from milk, or to draw off moisture, as in a washing machine vt. centrifuged, centrifuging to… …   English World dictionary

  • centrifuge — centrifugation /sen trif yeuh gay sheuhn, trif euh /, n. /sen treuh fyoohj /, n., v., centrifuged, centrifuging. n. 1. an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream …   Universalium

  • Centrifuge — Force centrifuge La force centrifuge est un cas particulier de force fictive qui apparaît en physique dans le contexte de l étude du mouvement des objets dans des référentiels non inertiels. Elle est due aux mouvements de rotation de ces… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Centrifuge — This article is about the scientific device. For the Christian camp, see Centrifuge (camps). For spin direction in quantum mechanics, see Spin (physics)#Spin direction. A laboratory tabletop centrifuge. A centrifuge is a piece of equipment,… …   Wikipedia

  • centrifuge — n. & v. n. a machine with a rapidly rotating device designed to separate liquids from solids or other liquids (e.g. cream from milk). v.tr. 1 subject to the action of a centrifuge. 2 separate by centrifuge. Derivatives: centrifugation n. * * * I… …   Useful english dictionary

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