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aestival

[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy- or, esp. British, ee-stuh-, ee-stahy-] /ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ- or, esp. British, ˈi stə-, iˈstaɪ-/
adjective
1.
Related forms
preaestival, adjective
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aestival

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

pertaining to summer

Word Origin

Latin aestas 'summer'

Usage Note

variant of estival

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