- to go to the country
- to live or stay in the country; lead a rural life
Origin: < L rusticatus, pp. of L rusticari, to rusticate < 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
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verb rus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing, rus·ti·cates verb, intransitive
- To send to the country.
- Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university.
- To cut or shape (masonry blocks) so as to create a bold textured look, often by beveling the edges to form deep-set joints while leaving the central face rough-hewn or carved with various pointed or channeled patterns.
Origin: Latin rūsticārī, rūsticāt-, from rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.
- rusˌti·caˈtion noun
- rusˈti·caˌtor noun