Rectify

Definition of Rectify

Rec´ti`fy   Pronunciation: ~f?
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Rectified (-f?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Rectifying (-f?`?ng).]
I meant to rectify my conscience.
- Shak.
This was an error of opinion which a conflicting opinion would have rectified.
- Burke.
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.
3.(Com.) To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added.
To rectify a globe
to adjust it in order to prepare for the solution of a proposed problem.

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