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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a manner or direction moving away from the middle.

Usage examples (30)
  • Adjective : a centrifugal pump
  • On any one wheel, all the available puffins are lifted and spun centrifugally in a continuous circuit three hundred feet across and a hundred feet deep.
  • Unlike Kaufman's other stories, this one (dreamily directed by Michel Gondry) doesn't fling its characters centrifugally toward deeper loneliness or death.
  • Immediately one of the gunships at the rear of their V-formation dove, curved back the way they had come in a centrifugally perfect arc, and raked the treeline with... for more
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