Rectifying
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. [1913 Webster]

I meant to rectify my conscience. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This was an error of opinion which a conflicting opinion would have rectified. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{To rectify a globe}, to adjust it in order to prepare for the solution of a proposed problem. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To amend; emend; correct; better; mend; reform; redress; adjust; regulate; improve. See {Amend}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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