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Meaning of commutate

com•mu•tate

Pronunciation: (kom'yu-tāt"), [key]
— -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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