(chem) a constant-boiling mixture of ethanol and water, containing 95.6 per cent ethanol
noun 1. a person or thing that rectifies. 2. Electricity. an apparatus in which current flows more readily in one direction than the other, for changing an alternating current into a direct current. 3. the apparatus that in distillation separates the most volatile material by condensing it; condenser. noun 1. an electronic device, such as […]
verb (used with object), rectified, rectifying. 1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account. 2. to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea. 3. Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation. 4. Electricity. to […]
adjective 1. forming a straight line. 2. formed by straight lines. 3. characterized by straight lines. 4. moving in a straight line. adjective 1. in, moving in, or characterized by a straight line or lines: the rectilinear propagation of light 2. consisting of, bounded by, or formed by a straight line or lines rectilinear (rěk’tə-lĭn’ē-ər) […]
[rek-tuh-ros-truh l] /ˌrɛk təˈrɒs trəl/ adjective 1. (of a bird) having a straight bill.