Definition of centrifugate in US English:



  • Material separated from a mixture or suspension by means of centrifugation; especially supernatant fluid produced by centrifugation.


  • 1no object US. To move or be moved away from the centre, as through the action of centrifugal force. Now rare.

  • 2with object To subject to the action of a centrifuge; = "centrifuge".


Late 19th century. From centrifug- + -ate, after centrifugate and centrifugation<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in United Service Magazine. From post-classical Latin centrifugus + -ate; compare Latin verbs in -ficāre from -ficus.