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ruralize

[ roor-uh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, ru·ral·ized, ru·ral·iz·ing.
  1. to make rural.


verb (used without object)

, ru·ral·ized, ru·ral·iz·ing.
  1. to spend time in the country; rusticate.

ruralize

/ ˈrʊərəˌlaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to make rural in character, appearance, etc
  2. intr to go into the country to live


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Derived Forms

  • ˌruraliˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • rural·i·zation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ruralize1

First recorded in 1795–1805; rural + -ize
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Example Sentences

His courtly ambition being now again disappointed, he styled himself the melancholy Cowley, and resolved to ruralize in earnest.

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