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Definition of the verb aestivate

What does aestivate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aestivated | aestivating | aestivates

  1. sleep during summer

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aestivate

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Google previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

Aestivate is a variant spelling. See ae.

Google previewGarner's Modern English Usage (2016)

by Bryan Garner

Aestivate is a variant spelling. See AE. estrogen (= a female hormone produced in the ovaries) is predominantly so spelled both ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Silken shelter in which larvae of some Lepidoptera hibernate or aestivate.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

aestivate, opposite of hihernate. aatiology, atiology. Study of causation. L. artiologia, from G. alria, cause. afar. AS. feor, far, compd. with of and on. Both offer (cf. F. de loin) and onfer (cf. F. au loin) hecame in 14 cent, a fer, whence afar.

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

aestivate To be dormant during the summer or dry season. afflux Inflow. AFO Animal feeding operation. A/ F ratio Air to fuel ratio. African sleeping sickness, A. trypanosomiasis See ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

To-/Aestivate, sovurnerpendant 'été, aestivare, des Sommers über verbleiben. " Aestuary, inondation, bras de mer, cestuarium, ein vom Meer überschwemmter Ort, ein Arm von der See. To Aestuate, bouillir, étre agité comme la mer, aestuare , ...

Google previewCultures, Ideologies, and the Dictionary (1995)

Studies in Honor of Ladislav Zgusta by Braj B. Kachru, Henry Kahane

adversarial , AEA, aerosolise, aesthete, aesthetic, aesthetical, aesthetically, aesthetician, aestheticism, aesthetics, aestival, aestivate, afeard, aftermost, agee, agent- general, ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

base summer (aestival, aestivate) Also, estiv- aestu- [L. aestuare, to boil] base boil up (aestuation, exaestuating). Also estu- (estuosity) aet- [Gr. aetos, eagle] base eagle (Aëtian, aetites) aetheo- [ Gr.

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2006)

by Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield, Pamela Khipple Mulligan

estivate aestivate (q.v.). estradiol a steroidal estrogen. estrogen an ovarian hormone that prepares the mammalian uterus for implantation of an embryo; also responsible for development of ...

Google previewAn English Dictionary: explaining the difficult terms that are used in divinity, husbandry, physick ... Containing many thousands of hard words ... Together with the etymological derivation of them from their proper fountains, etc (1676)

«Aestivate, 1. fpend the fummer. . - JAetate profanda, l. A Writ o prove the age of a Kings · Erlant, - JAeternales domus, l. Etermal habitations, sepulchres. JAethalis, Mercury's Son. Aetherial, l. Pertaining to the sky. * «Aethiopia, A Country in ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1S1T1I1V4A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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