Today's Word "rusticate"

To go into or reside in the country on

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rusticate \RUHS-tih-kayt\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.

(transitive verb) - 1 : To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily. 2 : (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college. 3 : To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints. 4 : To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.

"So alarming did the state of my finances become that I soon realized that I must either leave the metropolis and rusticate somewhere in the country or that I must make a complete alteration to my style of living." -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 'A Study in Scarlet'

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Rusticate comes from the past participle of Latin rusticari, "to live in the country," from rusticus, "rural, rustic," from rus, "the country."


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