estivation

noun
es·ti·va·tion | \ˌe-stə-ˈvā-shən \
variants: or less commonly aestivation

Definition of estivation 

: the state of one that estivates

First Known Use of estivation

1625, in the meaning defined above

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estivation

noun
es·ti·va·tion
variants: or aestivation \ˌes-tə-ˈvā-shən \

Medical Definition of estivation 

: the state of one that estivates

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