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rectifier

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noun rec·ti·fi·er \ˈrek-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of rectifier

  1. :  one that rectifies; specifically :  a device for converting alternating current into direct current



Examples of rectifier in a sentence

  1. <a tropical vacation is a surefire rectifier of the midwinter blues>



1607

First Known Use of rectifier

1607


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