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[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy- or, esp. British, ee-stuh-, ee-stahy-] /ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ- or, esp. British, ˈi stə-, iˈstaɪ-/
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preaestival, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aestival


/iːˈstaɪvəl; ˈɛstɪ-/
adjective (rare)
of or occurring in summer
Word Origin
C14: from French, from Late Latin aestīvālis, from Latin aestās summer
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Contemporary definitions for aestival

pertaining to summer

Word Origin

Latin aestas 'summer'

Usage Note

variant of estival

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