ru·​ral·​ize | \ ˈru̇rəˌlīz, ˈrür- \

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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