nidificate

[ nid-uh-fi-keyt ]
/ ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used without object), nid·i·fi·cat·ed, nid·i·fi·cat·ing.

to build a nest.

Origin of nidificate

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

Related forms

nid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounnid·i·fi·ca·tion·al, adjective
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