estivate

verb
es·​ti·​vate | \ ˈe-stə-ˌvāt How to pronounce estivate (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
estivated; estivating

Definition of estivate

intransitive verb

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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es·​ti·​vate
variants: or aestivate \ -​ˌvāt How to pronounce aestivate (audio) \
estivated; estivating

Medical Definition of estivate

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

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