rectify [rek′tə fī΄]
rectified, rectifying [ME rectifien < MFr rectifier < LL rectificare: see RECTI- & -FY]
1. to put or set right; correct; amend
2. to adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
3. Chem. to refine or purify (a liquid) by distillation, esp. by fractional or repeated distillations
4. Elec. to convert (alternating current) to direct current
5. Math. to find the length of (a curve)

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