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

Word History


rural entry 1 + -ize

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruralize was in 1761

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“Ruralize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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