v. be inactive during the summer months (Zoology); spend the summer in a specific place (also estivate)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • aestivate — aestivation, n. aestivator, n. /es teuh vayt / or, esp. Brit., /ee steuh /, v.i., aestivated, aestivating. estivate. * * * …   Universalium

  • aestivate — /ˈɛstəveɪt / (say estuhvayt) verb (i) (aestivated, aestivating) Zoology to enter into a dormant condition in response to high temperatures and aridity. Also, estivate. –aestivator, noun Usage: For spelling variation see ae1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • aestivate — [es′tə vāt΄] vi. aestivated, aestivating alt. sp. of ESTIVATE …   English World dictionary