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

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