AskDefine | Define rectified

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rectified adj : having been put rightrectify


1 math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
2 reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar" [syn: refine]
3 bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct" [syn: reform, reclaim, regenerate]
4 set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight" [syn: remediate, remedy, repair, amend]
5 make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation" [syn: correct, right] [ant: falsify]
6 convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current" [also: rectified]rectified See rectify

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  1. past of rectify

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Rectification has the following technical meanings.
rectified in German: Rektifikation
rectified in Japanese: 蒸留#.E7.B2.BE.E7.95.99
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