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Meaning of AESTIVATE

Pronunciation:  'estu`veyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  sleep during summer, as of certain animals
 

AESTIVATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: estivate
 
 Antonyms: hibernate, hole up
 
 See Also: catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\[AE]s"ti*vate\, v. i. [L. aestivare, aestivatum.]
1. To spend the summer.

2. (Zo["o]l.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor. [Spelt
   also {estivate}.]

 

 

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