transitive verb-·tat·ed, -·tat·ing
to carry in the uterus during pregnancy
Origin of gestateback-formation from gestation
verbges·tat·ed, ges·tat·ing, ges·tates
- To carry within the uterus from conception to delivery.
- To conceive and develop in the mind.
- To gestate offspring.
- To develop gradually.
Origin of gestateBack-formation from gestation
(third-person singular simple present gestates, present participle , simple past and past participle gestated)
Back-formation from gestation.