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es·ti·va·tionalso aes·ti·va·tion (ĕs′tə-vā′shən)
1. Zoology A state of dormancy or torpor during a hot dry period.
2. Botany The arrangement of the floral parts in a bud.
3. The act of spending or passing the summer.
es•ti•va•tion(ˌɛs təˈveɪ ʃən)
the act of estivating.
An inactive state resembling deep sleep, in which some animals living in hot climates, such as certain snails, pass the summer. Estivation protects these animals against the heat and dryness of the summer. Compare hibernation.
Obsolete, summering; the taking of a summer holiday.See also: Recreation
the arrangement of petals in a flower before it opens; prefloration. Also aestivation.See also: Flowers
the practice of certain animals of sleeping throughout the summer. Cf. hibernation.See also: Zoology
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|Noun||1.||estivation - (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period|
|2.||estivation - (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens|
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
flower bud - a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop