aestivation

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

aestivation or (US) estivation (ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən, ˌɛs-, ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən, ˌɛs-)
 
n
1.  the act or condition of aestivating
2.  the arrangement of the parts of a flower bud, esp the sepals and petals
 
estivation or (US) estivation
 
n

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aestivation   (ěs'tə-vā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
Another spelling of estivation.
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