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commutate

[ kom-yuh-teyt ]
/ 藞k蓲m y蓹藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), com路mu路tat路ed, com路mu路tat路ing.Electricity.
to reverse the direction of (a current or currents), as by a commutator.
to convert (alternating current) into direct current by use of a commutator.
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Origin of commutate

First recorded in 1645鈥55; back formation from commutation
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British Dictionary definitions for commutate

commutate
/ (藞k蓲mj蕣藢te瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to reverse the direction of (an electric current)
to convert (an alternating current) into a direct current
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