rusticate

verb rus·ti·cate \ ˈrə-sti-ˌkāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rusticate

rusticated; rusticating
intransitive verb
:to go into or reside in the country :follow a rustic life
transitive verb
1 chiefly British :to suspend from school or college
2 :to build or face with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints
  • a rusticated facade
3 a :to compel to reside in the country
b :to cause to become rustic :implant rustic mannerisms in

rustication

play \ˌrə-sti-ˈkā-shən\ noun

rusticator

play \ˈrə-sti-ˌkā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of rusticate

1660


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