nidificate

[ nid-uh-fi-keyt ]
/ ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt /
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verb (used without object), nid·i·fi·cat·ed, nid·i·fi·cat·ing.

to build a nest.

Nearby words

  1. niddm,
  2. nide,
  3. nidge,
  4. nidhogg,
  5. nidicolous,
  6. nidification,
  7. nidifugous,
  8. nidify,
  9. nidus,
  10. nidus avis

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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Word Origin and History for nidification

nidification

n.

"nest-building," 1650s, from nidify, from Latin nidus "a nest" (see nest (n.)) + -ify.

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