v. rus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing, rus·ti·cates
To go to or live in the country.
1. To send to the country.
2. Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university.
3. To cut or shape (masonry blocks) with deep-set joints and a rough-hewn face.
[Latin rūsticārī, rūsticāt-, from rūsticus, rustic; see RUSTIC.]
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