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rectifymore about rectify


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rectify  \Rec"ti*fy\  (-f?),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rectified} 
  (-f?d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Rectifying}  (-f?`?ng).]  [F. 
  rectifier,  LL  rectificare  L.  rectus  right  +  -ficare  (in 
  comp.)  to  make  See  {Right},  and  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  make  or  set  right  to  correct  from  a  wrong  erroneous, 
  or  false  state;  to  amend;  as  to  rectify  errors,  mistakes, 
  or  abuses;  to  rectify  the  will  the  judgment,  opinions;  to 
  rectify  disorders. 
  I  meant  to  rectify  my  conscience.  --Shak. 
  This  was  an  error  of  opinion  which  a  conflicting 
  opinion  would  have  rectified.  --Burke. 
  2.  (Chem.)  To  refine  or  purify  by  repeated  distillation  or 
  sublimation,  by  which  the  fine  parts  of  a  substance  are 
  separated  from  the  grosser;  as  to  rectify  spirit  of  wine. 
  3.  (Com.)  To  produce  (  as  factitious  gin  or  brandy)  by 
  redistilling  low  wines  or  ardent  spirits  (whisky,  rum, 
  etc.),  flavoring  substances,  etc.,  being  added. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  set  straight  or  right  [syn:  {remedy},  {amend}] 

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