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nidificate

[nid-uh-fi-keyt] /ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used without object), nidificated, nidificating.
1.
to build a nest.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin nīdificātus (past participle of nīdificāre to build a nest); see nidify, -ate1
Related forms
nidification, noun
nidificational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nidificate

nidify

/ˈnɪdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating, -cated
1.
(intransitive) (of a bird) to make or build a nest
Derived Forms
nidification, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nīdificāre, from nīdus a nest + facere to make
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