aestivate

[ es-tuh-veyt or, esp. British, ee-stuh- ]
/ ˈɛs təˌveɪt or, esp. British, ˈi stə- /

verb (used without object), aes·ti·vat·ed, aes·ti·vat·ing.

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OTHER WORDS FROM aestivate

aes·ti·va·tion, nounaes·ti·va·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aestivation (1 of 2)

aestivation

US estivation

/ (ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən, ˌɛs-) /

noun

the act or condition of aestivating
the arrangement of the parts of a flower bud, esp the sepals and petals

British Dictionary definitions for aestivation (2 of 2)

aestivate

US estivate

/ (ˈiːstɪˌveɪt, ˈɛs-) /

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 aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summer
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Scientific definitions for aestivation

aestivation
[ ĕs′tə-vāshən ]

Another spelling of estivation.
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