Verb aestivate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


aestivate (third-person singular simple present aestivates, present participle aestivating, simple past and past participle aestivated)

  1. Alternative spelling of estivate

More definition:


1. to pass the summer

2. (of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer or dry season in a dormant condition Compare hibernate Derived Formsaestivator, (US) estivator, noun Word OriginC17, from Latin aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summerCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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