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aestivate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEstivate  \[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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aestivate 
  v  :  sleep  during  summer,  as  of  certain  animals  [syn:  {estivate}] 
  [ant:  {hibernate}] 




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