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commutate

[kom-yuh-teyt] /ˈkɒm yəˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), commutated, commutating. Electricity
1.
to reverse the direction of (a current or currents), as by a commutator.
2.
to convert (alternating current) into direct current by use of a commutator.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; back formation from commutation
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  • The are probably using thyristors to commutate the currents to the proper coils at the opportune times.
British Dictionary definitions for commutate

commutate

/ˈkɒmjʊˌteɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to reverse the direction of (an electric current)
2.
to convert (an alternating current) into a direct current
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