August 26: rusticate RUHS-ti-keyt , verb; 1. to go to the country. 2. to stay or sojourn in the country. 3. to send to or domicile in the country. 4. to make rustic, as persons or manners. 5. to finish (a wall surface) so as to produce or suggest rustication. 6. British. to suspend (a student) from a university as punishment.