Definition of Estivate in English :

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Estivate meaning in English

Meaning of Estivate in English

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Estivate pronunciation in English

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1. aestivate, estivate

sleep during summer

Example Sentences:
'certain animals estivate'

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(intransitive) the usual US spelling of aestivate

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈestiˌvated or ˈestiˌvating
to spend the summer
to pass the summer in a dormant state, as snails
see also hibernate

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intr.v. es·ti·vat·ed, es·ti·vat·ing, es·ti·vates also aes·ti·vat·ed or aes·ti·vat·ing or aes·ti·vates
1. Zoology To be in a dormant or torpid state during a hot dry period, such as the summer months.
2. To spend the summer, especially at a different place from one's usual residence.

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