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

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  • 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

  • aestivate — aestivate. См. эстивация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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

  • aestivate — variant of estivate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aestivate — См. estivate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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

  • aestivate — see ETHER …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • aestivate — aes·ti·vate …   English syllables

  • aestivate — aes•ti•vate [[t]ˈɛs təˌveɪt[/t]] v. i. vat•ed, vat•ing estivate aes ti•va′tion, n. aes′ti•va tor, n …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 …  

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