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gestate

ges·tate

gestate

 
pronunciation:
je steIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gestated, gestates, gestating
definition: to carry in the uterus following conception.
She gestated the calf twenty days longer than expected.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to experience the gestation process.
That cow has been gestating for five months now.
definition 2: to take shape slowly in the mind, as ideas.
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