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estival

[ es-tuh-vuhl, e-stahy-vuhl ]
/ ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ vəl /
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adjective
pertaining or appropriate to summer.
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Origin of estival

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us) “of or relating to summer” + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM estival

pre·es·ti·val, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for estival

estival
/ (iːˈstaɪvəl, ˈɛstɪ-) /

adjective
the usual US spelling of aestival
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Medical definitions for estival

estival
[ ĕstə-vəl ]

adj.
Relating to or occurring in the summer.
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