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.
Also especially British, ru·ral·ise.
Origin of ruralize
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Historical Examples of ruralize
His courtly ambition being now again disappointed, he styled himself the melancholy Cowley, and resolved to ruralize in earnest.
(tr) to make rural in character, appearance, etc
(intr) to go into the country to live
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