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gestate

[ jes-teyt ]
/ 藞d蕭蓻s te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ges路tat路ed, ges路tat路ing.
to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery.
to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, plan, etc.) slowly in the mind.
verb (used without object), ges路tat路ed, ges路tat路ing.
to experience the process of gestating offspring.
to develop slowly.
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Origin of gestate

First recorded in 1865鈥70; from Latin gest膩tus, past participle of gest膩re 鈥渢o carry about, carry in the womb,鈥 frequentative of gerere 鈥渢o bear, perform鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for gestate

gestate
/ (藞d蕭蓻ste瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to carry (developing young) in the uterus during pregnancy
(tr) to develop (a plan or idea) in the mind
(intr) to be in the process of gestating

Word Origin for gestate

C19: back formation from gestation
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