verb (used with object), rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of rectify
Examples from the Web for rectified
In most cases that, too, has been rectified—with the exception of Michael Douglas, who is one silver-haired fox.
A lot of their injuries—particularly the people shot in the eyes—could have been rectified.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Weve been and rectified this boundary, an Californias a good ten mile off here.Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke
It is then left to rest for two hours, when a few drops of rectified 91alcohol are added, and intimately mixed.French Polishing and Enamelling|Richard Bitmead
Several important mistakes of the previous biographers and Editors of Pope have been rectified, and new information added.
In many of these cases the fissure will heal spontaneously when the malposition is rectified.
He was quite aware of that now, and was determined that they should be rectified for the future.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for rectified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for rectify
Word Origin and History for rectified
c.1400, from Old French rectifier, literally "to make straight" (14c.), from Late Latin rectificare "make right," from Latin rectus "straight" (see right (adj.1)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Rectified; rectifying.