verb (used with object), commutated, commutating. Electricity.
to reverse the direction of (a current or currents), as by a commutator.
to convert (alternating current) into direct current by use of a commutator.

1645–55; back formation from commutation Unabridged
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commutate (ˈkɒmjʊˌteɪt)
1.  to reverse the direction of (an electric current)
2.  to convert (an alternating current) into a direct current

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Example sentences
The are probably using thyristors to commutate the currents to the proper coils at the opportune times.
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