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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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Word Origin and History for nidification
n.

"nest-building," 1650s, from nidify, from Latin nidus "a nest" (see nest (n.)) + -ify.

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