aestivate

[es-tuh-veyt or, esp. British, ee-stuh-]
verb (used without object), aestivated, aestivating.

aestivation, noun
aestivator, noun
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aestivate or estivate (ˈiːstɪˌveɪt, ˈɛs-, ˈiːstɪˌveɪt, ˈɛs-)
 
vb
1.  to pass the summer
2.  Compare hibernate (of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer or dry season in a dormant condition
 
[C17: from Latin aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summer]
 
estivate or estivate
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin aestīvātus, from aestīvāre to stay during the summer, from aestās summer]
 
'aestivator or estivate
 
n
 
'estivator or estivate
 
n

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Example sentences
Eventually, they will aestivate there until the onset of the next rainy season.
They are thought to aestivate and hibernate until the next spring.
During especially hot spells, an individual may aestivate in a particularly cool area to wait out the extreme heat.
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