busticate \ BUHS-ti-keyt \ , verb;

1. To break into pieces.

We all know that there is nothing so easy tomacerate, percolate, absquatulate and totally busticate as the Ten Commandments.
— The Pharmaceutical Era (newspaper), 1908.

Busticate came into existence in the Northern United States during the 19th Century, as the common verb bust became wedded to the Latin root -icate. This phenomenon occurred across the U.S.; another example is the Southern coinage argufy.

This creature actually broke some rock over his head, in case you were wondering!


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