ruderate

transitive verb
ru·​der·​ate | \ˈrüdəˌrāt\

Definition of ruderate 

archaic

: to pave with broken stone

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of ruderate

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruderate

Latin ruderatus, past participle of ruderare to pave with broken stone, from rudus rubble

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ruderate

Dictionary Entries near ruderate

rudenture

rudera

ruderal

ruderate

ruderation

rudesby

rude shock

Statistics for ruderate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ruderate

The first known use of ruderate was circa 1823

See more words from the same year

Comments on ruderate

What made you want to look up ruderate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!