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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Definitions for busticate

  1. Northern U.S. to break into pieces.

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Citations for busticate
I'll have a sipe more of coffee, but if I eat another bite, I'll busticate. Ivan Doig, This House of Sky, 1978
"Elephants really busticate trees," said Brendan Washington-Jones. Lawrence Anthony, The Last Rhinos, 2012
Origin of busticate
Busticate is a facetious Northern US formation from bust “to burst” and -icate, on the model of the regularly formed rusticate “to go to the country.”