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

1810–20; < Latin nīdificātus (past participle of nīdificāre to build a nest); see nidify, -ate1
Related formsnid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounnid·i·fi·ca·tion·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for nidificate

Historical Examples

  • Be quick, sirra, and nidificate for yourself somewhere else.

    The Poor Scholar

    William Carleton

  • Nidificate: to nest: applied when eggs are placed in a prepared receptaculum.