intransitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to go to the country
- to live or stay in the country; lead a rural life
Origin of rusticatefrom Classical Latin rusticatus, past participle of Classical Latin rusticari, to rusticate from rusticus: see rustic
- to send to, or cause to live or stay in, the country
- Brit. to suspend (a student) temporarily from a university
- to make (a person, etc.) rustic
- to make or finish (masonry) in the rustic style
verbrus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing, rus·ti·cates
To go to or live in the country.
- To send to the country.
- Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university.
- To cut or shape (masonry blocks) with deep-set joints and a rough-hewn face.
Origin of rusticateLatin rūsticārī rūsticāt- from rūsticus rustic ; see rustic .
(third-person singular simple present rusticates, present participle rusticating, simple past and past participle rusticated)