1. [ noun ] (physics) an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
Synonyms: centrifuge separator
Related terms: apparatus ultracentrifuge haematocrit separate
2. [ noun ] an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
Related terms: instrument forceps extract
3. [ noun ] (arms) a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
Synonyms: cartridge_remover cartridge_extractor
Related terms: mechanism gun
Similar spelling:   extract