Definition of Aestivating

1. Verb. (present participle of aestivate) ¹



2. Verb. (alternative spelling of estivating) ¹

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Definition of Aestivating

1. aestivate [v] - See also: aestivate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aestivating

aestheticising
aestheticism
aestheticisms
aestheticize
aestheticized
aestheticizes
aestheticizing
aesthetics
aestho-physiology
aesthophysiology
aestiferous
aestival
aestivate
aestivated
aestivates
aestivating (current term)
aestivation
aestivations
aestivoautumnal
aestivoautumnal fever
aestuous
aet
aetat
aetheogam
aetheogamous
aetheogams
aether
aethereal
aetherial
aetheric

Literary usage of Aestivating

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1. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"An aestivating snail is sealed like a tomb. 4. An aestivating snail looks dead. 5. A snail is colored like a tortoise. 6. A "backyard mollusk" has bizarre ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"... with a body much larger than its shell, envelops itself in aestivating in a case of material similar to the hibernacula of other land shells. ..."

3. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"But, as in the case of the aestivating lung-breathing fishes, sufficient time must still be had for the active portion of the creature's career, so that, ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"They looked as if they were simply gorging themselves with food preparatory to returning again to their long aestivating condition. Limnodynastes is one of ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The aestivating burrow of the Brazilian mudfish (Lepidosiren) is similar, except that the lid is perforated with several apertures. ..."

6. Across Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1912)
"First of all, the rain which releases the aestivating frogs may not be sufficient to fill the waterholes completely, in which case the young tadpoles soon ..."

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