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centrifuge Explained

centrifuge at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


centrifuge at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: centrifuge 'centrifugal', from Modern Latin centrifugus; CENTRIFUGAL FORCE]// a machine that spins a container around very quickly so that the heavier liquids and any solids are forced to the outer edge or bottom//

centrifuge at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Machine that applies a sustained centrifugal force. Effectively, the centrifuge substitutes a similar, stronger force for that of gravity. Every centrifuge contains a spinning vessel; there are many configurations, depending on use. A revolving object exerts a force away from the center of rotation (see Newton's laws of motion), called the centrifugal force; it is usually stated as so many "times gravity" or so many "G," and may range from a few G for the basket in a home washing machine or an industrial separator to hundreds of thousands of G for centrifuges to separate isotopes of uranium or to purify vaccines.

centrifuge at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "centrifuge":
analyzer, breaker, centrifugate, cutter, eddy, gurge, reel,
separator, sieve, spin, stripper, surge, swirl, twirl, wheel,
whirl, whirligig, whirlpool

centrifuge at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a machine with a part that spins around to separate substances, for example liquids from solids, by forcing the heavier substance to the outer edge

centrifuge at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate
particles from a suspension [syn: {extractor}, {separator}]
v : rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids
from the solids [syn: {centrifugate}]

centrifuge at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛntɹɪˌfjʊdʒ/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /"sEntrI%fjUdZ/


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  • 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.
    1. Inter: figurativel » y An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.

      Derived terms

      * gas centrifuge

  • ultracentrifuge

    Related terms

    * centrifugal force


    Inter: trans-top » device for separation of substances
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|centrifuge
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|طرد مركزي|m|tr=Tard markaziy
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|центрoфуга|f|tr=centrofúga
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|離心機|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|离心机|tr=líxīnjī|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|odstředivka|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|centrifuge|c
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|centrifugilo
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sentrifugiputkeen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|centrifugeuse|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Zentrifugal, Inter: t+ » de|Zentrifuge|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φυγόκεντρος|m|tr=fugókentros
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|अपकेंद्रित्र|tr=apakendritra|sc=Deva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|centrifuga
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|centrifugilo
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|lártheifneoir|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|遠心機|tr=えんしんき, enshinki|sc=Jpan
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sentrifuge|m
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|سانتریفوژ|tr=sântrifuž
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|centryfuga|f, Inter: t- » pl|wirówka
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|centrifuga
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|центрифуга|f|tr=centrifúga
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|centrífuga|f
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|santrifül, Inter: t+ » tr|merkezkaç
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|центрифуга|f|tr=centryfúha
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|máy ly tâm

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » centrifuges|centrifuging|centrifuged
  • To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents


    Inter: trans-top » to rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|centrifugere

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|centrifugeren

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: IPA » lang=nl|/sɛn.tri.ˈfyː.ʒə/
    • Inter: audio » Nl-centrifuge.ogg|Audio


      Inter: nl-noun » f|centrifuges|centrifugetje

  • centrifuge

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » nl|centrifugaal
  • Inter: l » nl|centrifugeren

  • French


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • centrifugal

  • Translation: ar » centrifuge
    Translation: et » centrifuge
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    Translation: io » centrifuge
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    Translation: my » centrifuge
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    Translation: ru » centrifuge
    Translation: fi » centrifuge
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    Translation: zh » centrifuge