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Definition of "rusticate" []

  • To go to or live in the country. (verb-intransitive)
  • To send to the country. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university. (verb-transitive)
  • 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. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rusticate" in a sentence
  • "After all she couldn't rusticate someone just on suspicion."
  • "There, with his wife, Ella, and her parents, he took several weeks away from his dry labors to rusticate on the Lake Michigan shore."
  • "This summer, I'll finally be able to rusticate in my acre of BSH (bourgeois suburban heaven) without apology or self-consciousness."