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rectify

Definition of rectify

Etymology

    From Old French rectifier ("to make straight") from Mediaeval Latin rēctificāre ("make right") from Latin rēctus ("straight")

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɹɛktəˌfaɪ/

Verb

to rectify (third-person singular simple present rectifies, present participle rectifying, simple past and past participle rectified)

  1. (transitive) To correct or amend something.
  2. (transitive, chemistry) To purify or refine, especially by distillation.
  3. (transitive, electronics) To convert alternating current into direct current.
  4. (transitive) To add water to alcoholic spirit to adjust its proof.

Derived terms

  • rectifiable
  • rectifiably
  • rectifier
  • rectified spirit

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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