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es·ti·vate (aes·ti·vate)

estivate (aestivate)

 
pronunciation:
e stih veIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: aestivates, estivates, aestivating, estivating, aestivated, estivated
definition 1: to spend the summer.
He estivates in the country every year.
definition 2: to spend the summer in a dormant or inactive state. (Cf. hibernate.)
derivation: estivator (n.)