verb (used with object), gestated, gestating.
to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery.
to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, plan, etc.) slowly in the mind.
verb (used without object), gestated, gestating.
to experience the process of gestating offspring.
1865–70; < Latin gestātus past participle of gestāre to carry about, carry in the womb, frequentative of gerere to bear, perform