ru·​der·​ate | \ ˈrüdəˌrāt \

Definition of ruderate

: to pave with broken stone

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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

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“Ruderate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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