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Verb: estivate  'ees-tu,veyt or 'es-tu,veyt
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: aestivate)
  1. Sleep during summer
    "certain animals estivate";
    - aestivate

Derived forms: estivating, estivates, estivated

Type of: catch some Z's [N. Amer, informal], sleep, slumber

Antonym: hole up

Encyclopedia: Estivate