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centrifugal

cen·trif·u·gal

centrifugal

 
pronunciation:
sen trI f gl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: moving or being directed outward from a center point or axis.
If a pail full of water is swung rapidly in circles, centrifugal force will keep the water from spilling out of the pail.
definition 2: relating to or employing centrifugal force.
a centrifugal filter
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an apparatus employing centrifugal force to separate materials; centrifuge.
derivation: centrifugally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word centrifugal contains the following parts:
fug, -fuge Latin root that means flee