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estival

[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy-vuh l] /ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ vəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining or appropriate to summer.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin aestīvālis, equivalent to Latin aestīv(us) of or relating to summer + -ālis -al1
Related forms
preestival, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for estival

aestival

/iːˈstaɪvəl; ˈɛstɪ-/
adjective (rare)
1.
of or occurring in summer
Word Origin
C14: from French, from Late Latin aestīvālis, from Latin aestās summer

estival

/iːˈstaɪvəl; ˈɛstɪ-/
adjective
1.
the usual US spelling of aestival
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estival in Medicine

estival es·ti·val (ěs'tə-vəl)
adj.
Relating to or occurring in the summer.

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