[ roo r-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈrʊər əˌlaɪz /

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

First recorded in 1795–1805; rural + -ize

Related forms

ru·ral·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

ruralization or ruralisation, noun
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