centrifuge

a shake-out or grind-out machine. Samples of oil are placed in the machine and whirled at high speed to settle out sediment.

centrifuge

Type: Term Pronunciation: sen′tri-fyūj Definitions: 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. Synonyms: centrifugalize &n...
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centrifuge

[Noun] Apparatus which spins round a container at high speed.
Example: When liquids or solids are spun in a centrifuge, the heavier ones are forced to the outer edge.
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centrifuge

[n] - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension 2. [v] - rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
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Centrifuge

a device that separates solid material, sludges or oil from liquid effluents by rapid rotation
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centrifuge

A laboratory apparatus that separates mixed samples into homogenouscomponent layers by spinning them at high speed. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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centrifuge

extractor 1 separator noun an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
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centrifuge

centrifugate verb rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
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centrifuge

(sen´trĭ-fūj) to rotate, in a suitable container, at extremely high speed, to cause the deposition of solids in solution. a laboratory device for subjecting substances in solution to relative centrifugal force up to 25,000 times gravity.
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centrifuge

any device that applies a sustained centrifugal force; that is, a force due to rotation. Effectively, the centrifuge substitutes a similar, ... [8 related articles]
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centrifuge

• A device in which solid or liquid particles of different densities are separated by rotating them in a tube in a horizontal circle. The denser particles tend to move along the length of the tube to a greater radius of rotation, displacing the lighter particles to the other end. Centrifuges ...
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centrifuge

centrifuge (sen'trufyOOj) , device using centrifugal force to separate two or more substances of different density, e.g., two liquids or a liquid and a solid. The centrifuge consists of a fixed base or frame and a rotating part in which the mixture is placed and then spun at high speed. One type...
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centrifuge

Apparatus that rotates containers at high speeds, creating centrifugal forces. One use is for separating mixtures of substances of different densities. A laboratory centrifuge is used to separate small amounts of suspension. Test tubes of suspension are spun around very fast so that the solid gets fl...
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CENTRIFUGE

To spin in order to separate the light and heavier particulates in a fluid sample; a machine for performing this procedure.
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centrifuge

A centrifuge is a rapidly spinning device for the purpose of separating out mixed materials. It has found in use in the winery as it may be used to clarify the must. It may also be used to separate out fractions of the liquid must, which has led to its use as a dealcoholisation tool. Also known as a spinning cone.
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Centrifuge

[camps] Centrifuge is the name of a series of Christian summer camps for children, youth, and young adults centered on Bible study, worship, missions work, and recreational activities. It is sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. ==Background== Since 1979 Centrifuge has been the official youth camp of t...
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Centrifuge

== History and predecessors == English military engineer Benjamin Robins (1707–1751) invented a whirling arm apparatus to determine drag. In 1864, Antonin Prandtl invented the first dairy centrifuge in order to separate cream from milk. In first continuous centrifugal separator, making its commercial application feasible. == Types == There are m...
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