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rusticate

[ ruhs-ti-keyt ]
/ 藞r蕦s t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used without object), rus路ti路cat路ed, rus路ti路cat路ing.
to go to the country.
to stay or sojourn in the country.
verb (used with object), rus路ti路cat路ed, rus路ti路cat路ing.
to send to or domicile in the country.
to make rustic, as persons or manners.
to finish (a wall surface) so as to produce or suggest rustication.
British. to suspend (a student) from a university as punishment.
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Origin of rusticate

1650鈥60; <Latin r奴stic膩tus (past participle of r奴stic膩r墨 to live in the country), equivalent to r奴stic(us) rustic + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM rusticate

rus路ti路ca路tor, nounun路rus路ti路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rusticate

rusticate
/ (藞r蕦st瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
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

Derived forms of rusticate

rustication, nounrusticator, noun

Word Origin for rusticate

C17: from Latin r奴stic膩r墨, from r奴s the country
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