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CENTRIFUGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does centrifuge mean? 

CENTRIFUGE (noun)
  The noun CENTRIFUGE has 1 sense:

1. an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension

  Familiarity information: CENTRIFUGE used as a noun is very rare.


CENTRIFUGE (verb)
  The verb CENTRIFUGE has 1 sense:

1. rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids

  Familiarity information: CENTRIFUGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CENTRIFUGE (noun)


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Meaning:

An apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

centrifuge; separator; extractor

Hypernyms ("centrifuge" is a kind of...):

apparatus; setup (equipment designed to serve a specific function)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "centrifuge"):

haematocrit; hematocrit (a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood)

ultracentrifuge (a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins)


CENTRIFUGE (verb)


Sense 1centrifuge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

centrifugate; centrifuge

Hypernyms (to "centrifuge" is one way to...):

spin (stream in jets, of liquids)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "centrifuge"):

ultracentrifuge (subject to the action of an ultracentrifuge)

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