Estivate definitions

ĕs'tə-vāt'
To be in a dormant or torpid state during a hot dry period, such as the summer months.
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To spend the summer.
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To spend the summer, especially at a different place from one's usual residence.
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To pass the summer in a dormant state, as snails.
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To be in a dormant or torpid state during a hot dry period, such as the summer months.
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(intransitive) To go into stasis or torpor in the summer months.
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Origin of estivate

Latin aestīvāre aestīvāt- from aestīvus estival estival