Definition of Gestate

1. Verb. Have the idea for. "Did he gestate his major works over a short period of time?"; "This library was well conceived"

2. Verb. Be pregnant with. "I am carrying his child"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Carry, Expect, Have A Bun In The Oven
Entails: Conceive
Generic synonyms: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have
Related verbs: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have, Expect
Derivative terms: Expectant, Expectation, Gestation, Gestation

Definition of Gestate

1. Verb. To carry offspring in the uterus from conception to delivery. ¹

2. Verb. (context: by analogy) To develop an idea. ¹

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Definition of Gestate

1. to carry in the uterus during pregnancy [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

Medical Definition of Gestate

1. To carry and maintain one or more young within the uterus from the time they are zygotes until they are ready to be born. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gestate

gestalt psychology
gestalt theory
gestalt therapy
gestate (current term)
gestation period
gestation sac
gestational oedema
gestational proteinuria
gestational psychosis
gestational trophoblastic disease

Literary usage of Gestate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Johannes Voet, His Commentary on the Pandects: Wherein, Besides the by Johannes Voet (1880)
"1.1 Im t ho also brings it about that what is extinguished by time or death, can nevertheless be recovered by this gestate action, 1. si •!/<l!- n, 8. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... in the sixteenth century, the lucid, prosaic French intellect tried to gestate a living poesy. It is this secret concordance of creative forces which ..."

3. America's Coming-of-age by Van Wyck Brooks (1915)
"They recollect in tranquillity, as it were, gestate, live again, and reveal the last significance of active generations rich in human stuff, in experience, ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"Woman is not only the creative agency for building bodies, but the perfecting agency to build character, and to gestate and bring to birth the higher nature ..."

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