estivate: Word of the Day

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estivate /ES-tuh-veyt\, verb
1. To spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity.
2. In zoology, to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals.
derives from the Latin aestivare, with aestivus meaning “relating to the summer.”

There are no synonyms.

And Happy Hump Day tomorrow!

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