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estivate

[ es-tuh-veyt ]
/ 藞蓻s t蓹藢ve瑟t /
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verb (used without object), es路ti路vat路ed, es路ti路vat路ing.
to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity.
Zoology. to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals.Compare hibernate (def. 1).
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Origin of estivate

First recorded in 1620鈥30; from Latin aest墨v膩tus, past participle of aest墨v膩re 鈥渢o reside during the summer鈥 (akin to aest墨vus 鈥渙f or relating to summer鈥); see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM estivate

es路ti路va路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for estivate

estivate
/ (藞i藧st瑟藢ve瑟t, 藞蓻s-) /

verb
(intr) the usual US spelling of aestivate

Derived forms of estivate

estivator, noun
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