ruralize

verb
ru·​ral·​ize | \ ˈru̇rəˌlīz, ˈrür- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of ruralize

transitive verb

: to make rural : give a rural appearance to

intransitive verb

: to go into the country : rusticate ruralizing with my ancient cousinLippincott's Magazine

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First Known Use of ruralize

1761, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for ruralize

rural entry 1 + -ize

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“Ruralize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruralize. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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