to be inactive during warm dry periods
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1. To spend the summer. ... 2. <zoology> To pass the summer in a state of torpor. [Spelt also estivate. ... Origin: L. Aestivare, aestivatum. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (v. i.) To spend the summer. • (v. i.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
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estivation, aestivation, estivate, aestivate 1. Passing the summer or dry season in a dormant or torpid state. 2. The manner in which plant structures are folded prior to expansion or opening.
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To aestivate is to lay dormant for the summer. Aestivation is similar to the familiar hibernation that many animals do, but is carried out by those creatures that don't like hot, dry weather. Such as the snail. Aestivation is not uncommon in animals who live in hot climates, especially those who req...
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to become dormant or limit activity during a certain season, such as the dry season
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(L: aestus heat; aestivare to sleep through the summer heat, in a state of torpor) being dormant during summer or dry season, much like hibernation which is being dormant during winter.
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The behavior of laying dormant in the Summer to avoid heat or drought
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to become dormant in summer
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To pass the summer in a certain manner or condition, often in a dormant or torpid state (Morris 1992). It is when animals, especially desert animals, go into a state of torpor or hibernation in response to very dry conditions or hot temperatures. They usually emerge for a period of activity in the ...
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1) Catch some z`s 2) Estivate 3) Kip 4) Log z`s 5) Sleep 6) Slumber 7) To be inactive during warm dry periods
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