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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. cen·tri·fuged, cen·tri·fug·ing, cen·tri·fug·es
To rotate (something) in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus.

[French, centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus; see centrifugal.]

cen·trif′u·ga′tion (sĕn-trĭf′yə-gā′shən, -trĭf′ə-) n.
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Noun1.centrifugation - the process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
ultracentrifugation - centrifugation at very high speeds
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The supernatant of homogenized tissue was obtained by centrifugalization (4[degrees]C, 1780 x g, 15 min).
The decarbonated and silicate-free oil shale obtained in the above steps was then washed with distilled water to remove soluble inorganic salts and acid residues, followed by centrifugalization.