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rusticate

[ruhs-ti-keyt] /ˈrʌs tɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used without object), rusticated, rusticating.
1.
to go to the country.
2.
to stay or sojourn in the country.
verb (used with object), rusticated, rusticating.
3.
to send to or domicile in the country.
4.
to make rustic, as persons or manners.
5.
to finish (a wall surface) so as to produce or suggest rustication.
6.
British. to suspend (a student) from a university as punishment.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin rūsticātus (past participle of rūsticārī to live in the country), equivalent to rūstic(us) rustic + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
rusticator, noun
unrusticated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rusticate

rusticate

/ˈrʌstɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
to banish or retire to the country
2.
to make or become rustic in style, behaviour, etc
3.
(transitive) (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
4.
(transitive) (Brit) to send down from university for a specified time as a punishment
Derived Forms
rustication, noun
rusticator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin rūsticārī, from rūs the country
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Word Origin and History for rusticate
v.

1650s, from Latin rusticatus, past participle of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see rustication). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.

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