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Definition of the verb gestate

What does gestate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gestated | gestating | gestates

  1. have the idea for
  2. be pregnant with

Alternative definition of the verb gestate


  1. To carry offspring in the uterus from conception to delivery.
  2. [context: by analogy] To develop an idea.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for gestate

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Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Gestate is a verb that indicates the carrying in the UTERUS of a FOETUS and EMBRYO; GESTATION is a noun that describes the process of gestating; the gestation period is the length of time between conception ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

folliculate formulate fornicate freight frustrate fumigate gait gate gelate geminate gemmate generate germinate gestate gesticulate gladiate glutamate gradate graduate granulate grate gravitate great gyrate habituate hallucinate halogenate ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

unfairly gerund noun ending in -ing formed from a verb gerundial gerundive gestate to carry in the womb during pregnancy gestation gesticulate to express with movements of the hands or arms gesticulating gesticulation gesticulator gesture ...

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

by Greg Brooks

gerund, gestate, gesture, giant, gibber, gibbet, gibe, giblets, gigantic, gigolo, gill (/d5II/ 'quarter of a pint'; contrast gill /gIl/ 'lung of fish'), Gillingham /"d;IIInem/ in Kent (but /"g1|Inem/ in Dorset and Norfolk), gimbal(s) (also pronounced with /g/), ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Grow rapidly—burgeon Grow slowly or gradually—gestate, incubate Grow to be —become Grow together—accrete, amalgamate, coalesce, knit Grow too big for —outgrow Grow up—come of age Grow weak or feeble—languish Grow well to ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

rehabilitation nursing gerontology gerontotoxon geropsychiatry Gerson diet Gerstmann's syndrome Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome Gesell Developmental Assessment Gestalt Gestalt psychology Gestalt therapy gestate gestation ...

Google previewRhyming Dictionary of Usa Place Names (2016)

by Alf Dray

bait bate berate castrate circumnavigate collate conflate crate create date debate decontaminate deflate deteriorate dictate differentiate dilate donate eight elate equate estate excommunicate fate fete fixate freight frustrate gate gestate.

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

abate, placate, truncate, update, upstate, collate, conflate, narrate, uprate, frustrate, await, pulsate, palpate, backdate, translate, castrate, stagnate, aerate, vacate, spectate, estate, gestate, fellate, thirdrate, firstrate, create, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

gestate jes-tiit'. vi to carry in the womb during the period from conception to birth; to conceive and develop slowly in the mind. — vi to be in the process of gestating. — adj (rare) ges'tant ...

Google previewEnglish-Norwegian Dictionary (1887)

by Ivar Christian Sommerschild Geelmuyden

gestate, jes'tat, vt, gaa frugtfotnmelig meb, ...

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Scrabble value of G2E1S1T1A1T1E1

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