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  1. rec·ti·fy
    IPA[ˈrektəˌfī]
  2. verb

    • 1. put right; correct:

      mistakes made now cannot be rectified later we are working to rectify the situation
    • 2. convert (alternating current) to direct current.

    • 3. find a straight line equal in length to (a curve):

      his methods of rectifying the cycloid
    • 4. purify or refine (a substance) by repeated or continuous distillation:

      butyl lactate was rectified, and the purified butyl lactate was sequentially hydrolyzed
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: rectify, 3rd person present: rectifies, gerund or present participle: rectifying, past tense: rectified, past participle: rectified

    • verb

      put right; correct:

      convert (alternating current) to direct current:

    • adjective

      denoting an electric current that has been converted from alternating current to direct current:

      (of a substance) purified or refined by repeated or continuous distillation:

    • adjective

      denoting an electric current that has been converted from alternating current to direct current:

      (of a substance) purified or refined by repeated or continuous distillation:

    • noun

      a mixture of ethanol (95.6 per cent) and water produced as an azeotrope by distillation.
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