from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a machine in which water or other fluid is lifted and discharged through a pipe by the energy imparted by a wheel or blades revolving in a fixed case. Some of the largest and most powerful pumps are of this kind.
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- n. a pump that use centrifugal force to discharge fluid into a pipe
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