rusticate 1650s, from L. rusticatus, pp. of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see RUSTICATION (Cf. rustication)). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.

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  • Rusticate — Rus ti*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rusticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rusticating}.] [L. rusticaticus, p. p. of rusticari to rusticate. See {Rustic}.] To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rusticate — [rus′tə kāt΄] vi. rusticated, rusticating [< L rusticatus, pp. of L rusticari, to rusticate < rusticus: see RUSTIC] 1. to go to the country 2. to live or stay in the country; lead a rural life vt. 1. to send to, or cause to live or stay in …   English World dictionary

  • Rusticate — Rus ti*cate, v. t. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to impose rustication on. [1913 Webster] The town is again beginning to be full, and the rusticated beauty sees an end of her banishment. Idler …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rusticate — index retreat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rusticate — ► VERB 1) Brit. suspend (a student) from a university as a punishment (used chiefly at Oxford and Cambridge). 2) fashion (masonry) in large blocks with sunken joints and a roughened surface. DERIVATIVES rustication noun. ORIGIN originally in the… …   English terms dictionary

  • rusticate — verb ( cated; cating) Date: 1660 intransitive verb to go into or reside in the country ; follow a rustic life transitive verb 1. chiefly British to suspend from school or college 2. to build or face with usually rough surfaced masonry blocks… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rusticate — rusticator, n. /rus ti kayt /, v., rusticated, rusticating. v.i. 1. to go to the country. 2. to stay or sojourn in the country. v.t. 3. to send to or domicile in the country. 4. to make rustic, as persons or manners. 5. to finish (a wall surface) …   Universalium

  • rusticate — verb a) To suspend or expel from a college or university. b) To construct in a manner so as to produce jagged or heavily textured surfaces. See Also: rustication …   Wiktionary

  • rusticate — Synonyms and related words: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, cop out, countrify, cut, deport, disfellowship, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, extradite, farm, forsake the world, fugitate, go into retirement, live alone, live… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rusticate — rus·ti·cate || rÊŒstɪkeɪt v. live in a country area, lead a rural lifestyle; temporarily suspend from a university (British); cover a wall with roughly cut stones …   English contemporary dictionary

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