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Pronunciation: sen′tri-fyūj


  1. An apparatus by means of which particles in suspension in a fluid are separated by spinning the fluid, the centrifugal force throwing the particles to the periphery of the rotated vessel.
  2. To submit to rapid rotary action, as in a centrifuge.

Synonym(s): centrifugalize

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