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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: centrifuge 'centrifugal', from Modern Latin centrifugus; CENTRIFUGAL FORCE

centrifuge

noun
     
cen‧tri‧fuge [countable]
HPT a machine that spins a container around very quickly so that the heavier liquids and any solids are forced to the outer edge or bottom
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