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aes·ti·vate

 (ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.
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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
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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.
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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
we have aestivated
you have aestivated
they have aestivated
Past Continuous
I was aestivating
you were aestivating
he/she/it was aestivating
we were aestivating
you were aestivating
they were aestivating
Past Perfect
I had aestivated
you had aestivated
he/she/it had aestivated
we had aestivated
you had aestivated
they had aestivated
Future
I will aestivate
you will aestivate
he/she/it will aestivate
we will aestivate
you will aestivate
they will aestivate
Future Perfect
I will have aestivated
you will have aestivated
he/she/it will have aestivated
we will have aestivated
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
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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"
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Translations

aestivate

, (US) estivate
vi (form, animals) → Sommerschlaf halten; (person)den Sommer verbringen
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References in periodicals archive ?
Apple snails aestivate when exposed to air for long periods.
The greater mobility of slugs allows avoidance of dry conditions, whereas snails withdraw into their shell and aestivate.
These plant litters increase soil moisture which is very important during extreme, dry weather when they aestivate. This snail species seeks moist soil as an aestivation site to aid in maintaining body moisture because they do not feed while aestivating [14].
Andiorrhinus samuelensis follows the recession of the groundwater during the dry season, reaching depths of more than nine metres, but it does not aestivate. Rather, it enters a lethargic state (Buck and Abe, 1990).
During dry periods living specimens aestivate in caves and deep within slots in the tsingy, attached to the rock well above ground level.
There they tunnel below ground level protected from fires, and aestivate during late summer (Shapiro, 1974).