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centrifuge

 [cen´trĭ-fūj]
1. to rotate, in a suitable container, at extremely high speed, to cause the deposition of solids in solution.
2. a laboratory device for subjecting substances in solution to relative centrifugal force up to 25,000 times gravity.
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cen·tri·fuge

(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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centrifuge

(sĕn′trə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
1. An apparatus consisting essentially of a compartment spun about a central axis to separate contained materials of different specific gravities, or to separate colloidal particles suspended in a liquid.
2. An apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft.
tr.v. centri·fuged, centri·fuging, centri·fuges
To rotate (something) in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.

cen·trif′u·ga′tion (sĕn-trĭf′yə-gā′shən, -trĭf′ə-) n.
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cen·tri·fuge

(sen'tri-fyūzh)
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

centrifuge

A laboratory machine that subjects matter suspended in solution to powerful outward-tending forces by high-speed rotation. This allows particles of different mass to be separated into bands.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

centrifuge

a rotating machine that separates liquids from solids, or dispersions of one liquid in another liquid, by the action of centrifugal force.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The report said that Iran had 19,138 centrifuges installed when the dismantling began October 18.
Officials have been speculating about the speed at which Iran can dismantle the centrifuges, sensitive machines that spin at supersonic speeds to purify uranium to levels at which it can be used as fuel in power stations or, potentially, weapons.
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