verb (used without object), rus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing.
to go to the country.
to stay or sojourn in the country.
verb (used with object), rus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of rusticate
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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
Word Origin for rusticate
C17: from Latin rūsticārī, from rūs the country
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1650s, from Latin rusticatus, past participle of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see rustication). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.
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