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- 1. centripetal (vs. centrifugal), inward-developing, inward-moving
- usage: tending to move toward a center; "centripetal force"
- 2. centripetal, unifying(prenominal), centralizing(prenominal) (vs. decentralizing), centralising(prenominal)
- usage: tending to unify
- 3. centripetal, receptive, sensory(prenominal), afferent (vs. efferent)
- usage: of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons"
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