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ges·tate

 (jĕs′tāt′)
v. ges·tat·ed, ges·tat·ing, ges·tates
v.tr.
1. To carry within the uterus from conception to delivery.
2. To conceive and develop in the mind.
v.intr.
1. To gestate offspring.
2. To develop gradually.

[Back-formation from gestation.]

gestate

(dʒɛˈsteɪt)
vb
1. (Biology) (tr) to carry (developing young) in the uterus during pregnancy
2. (tr) to develop (a plan or idea) in the mind
3. (Biology) (intr) to be in the process of gestating
[C19: back formation from gestation]

ges•tate

(ˈdʒɛs teɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.t.
1. to carry in the womb during the period from the initiation of the pregnancy to delivery.
2. to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, or plan) slowly in the mind.
v.i.
3. to experience the process of gestating offspring.
4. to develop slowly.
[1865–70; < Latin gestātus, past participle of gestāre to carry about, carry in the womb, frequentative of gerere to bear, perform]
ges•ta′tion, n.
ges•ta′tion•al, ges•ta•tive (ˈdʒɛs tə tɪv, dʒɛˈsteɪ-) adj.

gestate


Past participle: gestated
Gerund: gestating

Imperative
gestate
gestate
Present
I gestate
you gestate
he/she/it gestates
we gestate
you gestate
they gestate
Preterite
I gestated
you gestated
he/she/it gestated
we gestated
you gestated
they gestated
Present Continuous
I am gestating
you are gestating
he/she/it is gestating
we are gestating
you are gestating
they are gestating
Present Perfect
I have gestated
you have gestated
he/she/it has gestated
we have gestated
you have gestated
they have gestated
Past Continuous
I was gestating
you were gestating
he/she/it was gestating
we were gestating
you were gestating
they were gestating
Past Perfect
I had gestated
you had gestated
he/she/it had gestated
we had gestated
you had gestated
they had gestated
Future
I will gestate
you will gestate
he/she/it will gestate
we will gestate
you will gestate
they will gestate
Future Perfect
I will have gestated
you will have gestated
he/she/it will have gestated
we will have gestated
you will have gestated
they will have gestated
Future Continuous
I will be gestating
you will be gestating
he/she/it will be gestating
we will be gestating
you will be gestating
they will be gestating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gestating
you have been gestating
he/she/it has been gestating
we have been gestating
you have been gestating
they have been gestating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gestating
you will have been gestating
he/she/it will have been gestating
we will have been gestating
you will have been gestating
they will have been gestating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gestating
you had been gestating
he/she/it had been gestating
we had been gestating
you had been gestating
they had been gestating
Conditional
I would gestate
you would gestate
he/she/it would gestate
we would gestate
you would gestate
they would gestate
Past Conditional
I would have gestated
you would have gestated
he/she/it would have gestated
we would have gestated
you would have gestated
they would have gestated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gestate - have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
design - conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
preconceive - conceive beforehand; "a preconceived notion"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
2.gestate - be pregnant withgestate - be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
expect - look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
Translations

gestate

[dʒesˈteɪt]
A. VT
1. (Bio) → gestar
2. (fig) [+ idea, project] → gestar
B. VI [idea, project] → gestarse

gestate

vi (lit form, animal) → trächtig sein, tragen (form); (human)schwanger sein; (fig)reifen
vttragen; (fig)in sich (dat)reifen lassen; plan, ideasich tragen mit (geh)

gestate

[dʒɛsˈteɪt] viessere in gravidanza
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