estivate definition by Webster's New World
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estivate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also aes·ti·vateintransitive verb es·ti·vat·ed also aes·ti·vat·ed, es·ti·vat·ing also aes·ti·vat·ing, es·ti·vates also aes·ti·vates
- To spend the summer, as at a special place.
- Zoology To pass the summer in a dormant or torpid state.
Origin: Latin aestīvāre, aestīvāt-, from aestīvus, estival; see estival.