to go to the country.
to stay or sojourn in the country.
- rus·ti·ca·tor, noun
- un·rus·ti·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use rusticate in a sentence
To him the Toba valley served well enough as a place to rusticate.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
For four months the most energetic man in the Army was able to rusticate.Sir John French | Cecil Chisholm
"I wonder what possessed the governor to rusticate," thought Dacres as he turned away.The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
He told me that he was on the look-out for a quiet, unfrequented place on the sea-shore, where he might rusticate and sketch.
No one else taking up the cudgels for poor Charles, the Master said he was afraid he must rusticate him.Ravenshoe | Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for rusticate
to banish or retire to the country
to make or become rustic in style, behaviour, etc
(tr) architect to finish (an exterior wall) with large blocks of masonry that are separated by deep joints and decorated with a bold, usually textured, design
(tr) British to send down from university for a specified time as a punishment
- rustication, noun
- rusticator, noun
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