[es-tuh-veyt or, esp. British, ee-stuh-]
verb (used without object), aes·ti·vat·ed, aes·ti·vat·ing.
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Historical Examples of aestivate
In such cases the insect must aestivate rather than hibernate.Butterflies Worth Knowing
Clarence M. Weed
The Australian mudfish (Ceratodus) is not known to hibernate or aestivate.
Word Origin for aestivate
C17: from Latin aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summer
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