Meaning of centrifugal
Pronunciation: (sen-trif'yu-gul, -u-gul), [key]
- moving or directed outward from the center (opposed to centripetal).
- pertaining to or operated by centrifugal force: a centrifugal pump.
- a machine for separating different materials by centrifugal force; centrifuge.
- a rotating, perforated drum holding the materials to be separated in such a machine.
- centrifugal (Thesaurus)