Nidificating
Nidificate Nid"i*fi*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidificated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidificating}.] [L. nidificare, nidificatum; nidus nest + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {-fy}, and cf. {nest}.] To make a nest. [1913 Webster]

Where are the fishes which nidificated in trees? --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


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  • nidify — [nid′əfi kāt΄] n. nidificated, nidificating [nid′ə fī΄] vi. nidified, nidifying [L nidificare < nidus, NEST + facere, to make, DO1] to build a nest: also nidificate [nid′əfi kāt΄] n. ni …   English World dictionary

  • Nidificate — Nid i*fi*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidificated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidificating}.] [L. nidificare, nidificatum; nidus nest + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}, and cf. {nest}.] To make a nest. [1913 Webster] Where are the fishes which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nidificated — Nidificate Nid i*fi*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidificated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidificating}.] [L. nidificare, nidificatum; nidus nest + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}, and cf. {nest}.] To make a nest. [1913 Webster] Where are the fishes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nidificate — nidification, n. nidificational, adj. /nid euh fi kayt /, v.i., nidificated, nidificating. to build a nest. [1810 20; < L nidificatus (ptp. of nidificare to build a nest); see NIDIFY, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nidificate — /ˈnɪdəfəkeɪt/ (say niduhfuhkayt) verb (i) (nidificated, nidificating) to build a nest. Also, nidify. {Latin nīdificātus, past participle} –nidification /nɪdəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say niduhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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