aestivate

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aes·ti·vate

 (ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.

aestivate

(ˈiːstɪˌveɪt; ˈɛs-) or

estivate

vb (intr)
1. to pass the summer
2. (Zoology) (of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer or dry season in a dormant condition. Compare hibernate
[C17: from Latin aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summer]
ˈaestiˌvator, ˈestiˌvator n

es•ti•vate

(ˈɛs təˌveɪt)

v.i. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
1. to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity.
2. to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals. Compare hibernate.
[1620–30; < Latin aestīvātus, past participle of aestīvāre to reside during the summer]
es′ti•va`tor, n.

aestivate


Past participle: aestivated
Gerund: aestivating

Imperative
aestivate
aestivate
Present
I aestivate
you aestivate
he/she/it aestivates
we aestivate
you aestivate
they aestivate
Preterite
I aestivated
you aestivated
he/she/it aestivated
we aestivated
you aestivated
they aestivated
Present Continuous
I am aestivating
you are aestivating
he/she/it is aestivating
we are aestivating
you are aestivating
they are aestivating
Present Perfect
I have aestivated
you have aestivated
he/she/it has aestivated
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you have aestivated
they have aestivated
Past Continuous
I was aestivating
you were aestivating
he/she/it was aestivating
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they were aestivating
Past Perfect
I had aestivated
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he/she/it had aestivated
we had aestivated
you had aestivated
they had aestivated
Future
I will aestivate
you will aestivate
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Future Perfect
I will have aestivated
you will have aestivated
he/she/it will have aestivated
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you will have aestivated
they will have aestivated
Future Continuous
I will be aestivating
you will be aestivating
he/she/it will be aestivating
we will be aestivating
you will be aestivating
they will be aestivating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aestivating
you have been aestivating
he/she/it has been aestivating
we have been aestivating
you have been aestivating
they have been aestivating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aestivating
you will have been aestivating
he/she/it will have been aestivating
we will have been aestivating
you will have been aestivating
they will have been aestivating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aestivating
you had been aestivating
he/she/it had been aestivating
we had been aestivating
you had been aestivating
they had been aestivating
Conditional
I would aestivate
you would aestivate
he/she/it would aestivate
we would aestivate
you would aestivate
they would aestivate
Past Conditional
I would have aestivated
you would have aestivated
he/she/it would have aestivated
we would have aestivated
you would have aestivated
they would have aestivated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aestivate - sleep during summeraestivate - sleep during summer; "certain animals estivate"
hibernate, hole up - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"
Translations

aestivate

, (US) estivate
vi (form, animals) → Sommerschlaf halten; (person)den Sommer verbringen