A device that spins very fast to separate solids from liquids, or liquids from other liquids
A common use of a centrifuge is in the spin cycle on a washing machine
Water is forced out of the clothes and through the holes in the bowl.
In a similar way, salad spinners are used in the kitchen to dry washed lettuce
What it does
A simple centrifuge has chambers that are spun very fast around a shaft. Any tiny particles suspended in the liquid are forced to the sides and then the bottom of each chamber