ruralize

[roo r-uh-lahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. rural municipality,
  2. rural route,
  3. rural science,
  4. rural sociology,
  5. rurality,
  6. rurally,
  7. rurban,
  8. rurik,
  9. ruritania,
  10. ruritanian

Also especially British, ru·ral·ise.

Origin of ruralize

First recorded in 1795–1805; rural + -ize

Related formsru·ral·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ruralization

ruralize

ruralise

verb

(tr) to make rural in character, appearance, etc
(intr) to go into the country to live
Derived Formsruralization or ruralisation, noun

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