Definition of Estivate

1. Verb. Sleep during summer. "Certain animals estivate"

Exact synonyms: Aestivate
Generic synonyms: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Derivative terms: Aestivation, Estivation
Antonyms: Hibernate, Hibernate



Definition of Estivate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To go into stasis or torpor in the summer months. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Estivate

1. to spend the summer [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Estivate

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estimand
estimands
estimate
estimated
estimated tax
estimated tax return
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estimating
estimation
estimations
estimative
estimator
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estivate (current term)
estivated
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estivations
estivator
estivators
estivoautumnal
estoc
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estoile
estoiles
estop
estoppage

Literary usage of Estivate

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1. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"... built of azure-tinted marble, the abode of Winter, that old man we see in the almanac, — his shanty, as if he had a design to estivate with us. ..."

2. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... and distract enemies th arc «ni their tracks. Many animals do many things that man can not. Th II.IM- better homing instincts, estivate, hibernate, ..."

3. Thoreau's Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Raymond Macdonald Alden (1910)
"... built of azure-tinted marble, the abode of Winter, that old man we see in the almanac,— his shanty, as if he had a design to estivate with us. ..."

4. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes: Being Records of Travel on the by Richard Spruce, Alfred Russel Wallace (1908)
"... in other words, (estivate— looked every day more and more dingy ; and it was not until well on in the wet season, or even at the beginning of the dry, ..."

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