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aestivate

[ es-tuh-veyt or, especially British, ee-stuh- ]
/ 藞蓻s t蓹藢ve瑟t or, especially British, 藞i st蓹- /
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verb (used without object), aes路ti路vat路ed, aes路ti路vat路ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM aestivate

aes路ti路va路tion, nounaes路ti路va路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aestivate

aestivate

US estivate

/ (藞i藧st瑟藢ve瑟t, 藞蓻s-) /

verb (intr)
to pass the summer
(of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer or dry season in a dormant conditionCompare hibernate

Derived forms of aestivate

aestivator or US estivator, noun

Word Origin for aestivate

C17: from Latin aest墨v膩tus, from aest墨v膩re to stay during the summer, from aest膩s summer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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