|—vb , -fies, -fying, -fied|
|1.||to put right; correct; remedy|
|2.||to separate (a substance) from a mixture or refine (a substance) by fractional distillation|
|3.||to convert (alternating current) into direct current|
|4.||maths to determine the length of (a curve)|
|5.||to cause (an object) to assume a linear motion or characteristic|
|[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin rectificāre to adjust, from Latin rectus straight + facere to make]|
rectify rec·ti·fy (rěk'tə-fī')
v. rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing, rec·ti·fies
To set right; correct.
To refine or purify, especially by distillation.