Estivate
Estival Es"ti*val, a., Estivate Es"ti*vate, v. i., Estivation Es`ti*va"tion, n. Same as {[AE]stival}, {[AE]stivate}, etc. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • estivate — to spend the summer, mid 17c., from L. aestivatus, pp. of aestivare to spend the summer, from aestus heat, aestas summer, lit. the hot season, from PIE *aidh to burn (see EDIFICE (Cf. edifice)). Related: Estivated; …   Etymology dictionary

  • estivate — [es′tə vāt΄] vi. estivated, estivating [< L aestivatus, pp. of aestivare < aestas: see ESTIVAL] 1. to spend the summer 2. to pass the summer in a dormant state, as snails: cf. HIBERNATE …   English World dictionary

  • estivate — AEstivate [AE]s ti*vate, v. i. [L. aestivare, aestivatum.] 1. To spend the summer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor. [1913 Webster] [Spelt also {estivate}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estivate — also aestivate intransitive verb ( vated; vating) Date: 1626 1. to spend the summer usually at one place 2. to pass the summer in a state of torpor compare hibernate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • estivate — v. [L. aestas, summer] To pass the summer in a quiet, torpid condition …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • estivate — estivator, n. /es teuh vayt /, v.i., estivated, estivating. 1. to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity. 2. Zool. to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and… …   Universalium

  • estivate — verb To go into stasis or torpor in the summer months …   Wiktionary

  • estivate — es·ti·vate or aes·ti·vate .vāt vi, vat·ed; vat·ing to pass the summer in a state of torpor compare HIBERNATE …   Medical dictionary

  • estivate — v. be inactive during the summer months (Zoology); spend the summer in a certain place (also aestivate) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • estivate — es•ti•vate [[t]ˈɛs təˌveɪt[/t]] v. i. vat•ed, vat•ing 1) to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity 2) zool. to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small… …   From formal English to slang

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