estivate

verb es·ti·vate \ ˈe-stə-ˌvāt \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of estivate

estivated; estivating
1 : to spend the summer usually at one place
2 : to pass the summer in a state of torpor — compare hibernate

First Known Use of estivate

1626

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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estivate

intransitive verb es·ti·vate
variants: or aestivate play \-ˌvāt\

medical Definition of estivate

estivated; estivating
: to pass the summer in a state of torpor — compare hibernate

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