[ 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.
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Also especially British, ru·ral·ise.
Related formsru·ral·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for ruralize
His courtly ambition being now again disappointed, he styled himself the melancholy Cowley, and resolved to ruralize in earnest.
British Dictionary definitions for ruralize
/ (ˈrʊərəˌlaɪz) /
(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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