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Centrifuge vs. Spindown

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Centrifugenoun

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.

Spindownnoun

A reduction in spin speed (of a hard disk, pulsar etc)

Centrifugenoun

(figuratively) An apparatus in which humans are spun to simulate acceleration in an aircraft or spacecraft.

Centrifugeverb

To rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents

Centrifugenoun

an apparatus having containers for liquids arrayed around a central pivot and rotated at a high speed, thus generating centrifugal force on the liquid, and separating substances (such as particles of solid or globules of an immiscible liquid) mixed together in suspension within the liquid. Suspensions which would settle only very slowly or not at all under gravity can be made to separate quickly in such a device.

Centrifugeverb

to drive out; to subject to the action of a centrifuge.

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Centrifugenoun

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

Centrifugeverb

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

Centrifuge

A centrifuge is a device that uses centrifugal force to separate various components of a fluid. This is achieved by spinning the fluid at high speed within a container, thereby separating fluids of different densities (e.g.

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