[ nid-uh-fi-keyt ]

verb (used without object),nid·i·fi·cat·ed, nid·i·fi·cat·ing.
  1. to build a nest.

Origin of nidificate

1810–20; <Latin nīdificātus (past participle of nīdificāre to build a nest); see nidify, -ate1

Other words from nidificate

  • nid·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
  • nid·i·fi·ca·tion·al, adjective

Words Nearby nidificate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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