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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. -ET. See DIMINUTIVES (F). et al. A. Generally.Et al. is the abbreviated form of the Latin phrase et alii (= and others), which is used only in reference to people, whereas etc. is used in reference to things.

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 previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

-paedia endeavour envelope Aeolian, AEolian aeon, aeon epaulette eponyme aera, aera oesophagus, oesophagus aesthetic, aesthetic aesthetics, aesthetics aestivate, aestivate aether, aether aetiology, aetiology exorcise expressed faggot ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

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

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Birds neither hibernate nor aestivate. The tenrec (Centetes) of Madagascar, which aestivates, closely resembles the hedgehog {Erinaceus) in habits and belongs to the same order of mammalia. In the case of reptiles and batrachians, snakes, ...

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 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 previewThe Modern School and Office Dictionary of the English Language (1905)

by Noah Webster

endeavour envelope Aeolian, /Eolian aeon, son epaulette eponyme aera, sera oesophagus, oesophagus aesthetic, aesthetic aesthetics, aesthetics aestivate, sestivate aether, aether aetoilogy, aetiology exorcise expressed faggot phantasm .

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

zeon epaulctte eponyme aera, mra oesophagus, (esophagus aesthetic, aesthetic aesthetics, aesthetics aestivate, xstivate aether, EBll'l€l' aetiology, aetiology exorcise expressed faggot phantasm phantasy phantom favour favourite fervour ...

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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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