|a.||1.||Tending, or causing, to recede from the center.|
|2.||(Bot.) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.|
|n.||1.||A centrifugal machine.|
|Adj.||1.||centrifugal - tending to move away from a center; "centrifugal force"|
centripetal - tending to move toward a center; "centripetal force"
|2.||centrifugal - tending away from centralization, as of authority; "the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"|
|3.||centrifugal - conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves"|