[ roor-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈrʊər əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), ru·ral·ized, ru·ral·iz·ing.
to make rural.
verb (used without object), ru·ral·ized, ru·ral·iz·ing.
to spend time in the country; rusticate.
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Also especially British, ru·ral·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM ruralizeru·ral·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ruralize
/ (ˈrʊərəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to make rural in character, appearance, etc
(intr) to go into the country to live
Derived forms of ruralizeruralization or ruralisation, noun
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