1. intr. To go or retire into the country; to stay or sojourn in the country; to assume rural manners, to live a country life.
2. trans. a. To dismiss or ‘send down’ from a university for a specified time, as a punishment.
b. To remove or send (one) into, settle (one) in, the country. Also refl.
Example: Disenchanted with the grind of urban life, James rusticated, selling his belongings and moving to the backwoods of Maine.