MEANING: verb intr.: 1. To go to or live in the country.
2. To live or spend time in seclusion.
verb tr.: 1. To send to the country.
2. To suspend (a student) from a university as a punishment.
3. To make rustic or rural.
4. To make something, such as a masonry surface, rough, textured, jagged, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rusticari (to live in the country), from rus (country). Earliest documented use: 1660.

RUSTIC MATE - the farmer's wife

RUSTIGATE - that's why it squeaks

RASTICATE - to convert to a Jamaican religion