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verb (used with object), com·mu·tat·ed, com·mu·tat·ing. Electricity.
  1. to reverse the direction of (a current or currents), as by a commutator.
  2. to convert (alternating current) into direct current by use of a commutator.
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Origin of commutate

First recorded in 1645–55; back formation from commutation
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Related Words for commutated

returned, reversed, transferred, replaced, reciprocated, swapped, switched, commutated

British Dictionary definitions for commutated


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