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Main Entry: cen·trif·u·gal
Pronunciation: sen-primarystresstrif-yschwa-gschwal, -primarystresstrif-i-gschwal
Function: adjective
Etymology: from scientific Latin centrifugus "centrifugal," literally, "fleeing from the center," from centri- "center" and -fugus, from Latin fugere "to run away, flee" --related to FUGITIVE, REFUGEE
1 : proceeding or acting in a direction away from a center or axis
2 : using or acting by centrifugal force

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