estivate

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

Definition of estivate

estivated

;

estivating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to spend the summer usually at one place

  3. 2 :  to pass the summer in a state of torpor — compare hibernate

1626

First Known Use of estivate

1626


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estivate

intransitive verb es·ti·vate
variants: or

aestivate

\-ˌvāt\play

Medical Definition of estivate

estivated

;

estivating

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

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