verb (used without object), rusticated, rusticating.
to stay or sojourn in the country.
verb (used with object), rusticated, rusticating.
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.
Origin: 1650–60; Related forms
< Latin rūsticātus
(past participle of rūsticārī
to live in the country), equivalent to rūstic
+ -ātus -ate1