AskDefine | Define rusticate

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1 live in the country and lead a rustic life
2 send to the country; "He was rusticated for his bad bahavior"
3 suspend temporarily from college or university, in England [syn: send down]
4 as of stone, to give it a rustic look
5 lend a rustic character to; "rusticate the house in the country"

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  1. To suspend or expel from a college or university.
  2. To construct in a manner so as to produce jagged or heavily textured surfaces.
  3. To compel to live in or to send to the countryside; to cause to become rustic.
  4. To go to reside in the country.

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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 apart, live in retirement, ostracize, outlaw, pastoralize, proscribe, relegate, remain incommunicado, retire, send away, send down, send to Coventry, snub, spurn, stay at home, take the veil, thrust out, transport
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