Rectify



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 change (an alternating current) into a direct current.
5.
to determine the length of (a curve).
6.
Astronomy, Geography. to adjust (a globe) for the solution of any proposed problem.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to put right; correct; remedy
2.
to separate (a substance) from a mixture or refine (a substance) by fractional distillation
3.
to convert (alternating current) into direct current
4.
(maths) to determine the length of (a curve)
5.
to cause (an object) to assume a linear motion or characteristic

rectify rec·ti·fy (rěk’tə-fī’)
v. rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing, rec·ti·fies

To set right; correct.

To refine or purify, especially by distillation.

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