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1. centripetal

adjective. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system.

Synonyms

  • sensory
  • receptive

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • disintegrative

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2. centripetal

adjective. tending to move toward a center.

Synonyms

  • inward-developing

Antonyms

  • extrasensory
  • unreceptive

3. centripetal

adjective. tending to unify.

Synonyms

  • unifying
  • centralising

Antonyms

  • corticospinal tract
  • motor nerve
  • pyramidal motor system

Sentences with centripetal


1. Adjective
An object has to be moving when a centripetal force acts at a right angle to its motion in order for it to move in a circle.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Curiously enough, however, rotational motion boasts another kind of acceleration, called centripetal ("center-seeking") acceleration.

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