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rectify

 [rek´tĭ-fi]
1. to refine or make straight.
2. to convert alternating current to direct current.

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī),
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī)
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī)
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]
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The total bill, including a mint tea and a Coke, came to just under pounds 30The Old Rectifying House, North Parade on Worcester Bridge, Worcester (01905 619 622
Only by rectifying this tragedy and accepting these survivors as a social and an international responsibility can we hope to abolish landmines and negate their effects.
Passengers and airport users can be assured that by 30 June (the) airport will be Y2K ready, after rectifying all its systems which may be affected by the Y2K problem," the statement said.
It may be possible to terminate any maintenance contracts that might otherwise bind the supplier into rectifying the software.
The programme may cover the following areas, but not exclusively: building a model, working quickly and efficiently using shortcuts, making models more reliable by using names, making models more reliable by keeping formulae short, and rectifying the model.
He added that this has resulted in rectifying the status of a great number of them and that the campaign is a brilliant opportunity for employment and recruitment.
Saying that slower economic growth, market turbulence in Europe and the credit downgrade of the United States have affected economies globally, the IMF said that delays in rectifying financial positions have eroded the credibility of advanced nations.
However, while we were rectifying one fault we found another cable fault.
Even though the Government adopted a rectifying budget in June 2001 involving cuts in expenditure of 0.