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centrifuge (plural centrifuges)
- 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.
- (figuratively) An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.
device for separation of substances
- To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents
to rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents
centrifuge m, f (plural centrifuges)