1. aestivate

verb. sleep during summer.


  • estivate
  • sleep
  • slumber
  • catch some Z's
  • log Z's


  • wake
  • estivate
  • be active
  • waking

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Sentences with aestivate

1. Noun, singular or mass
If conditions are quite dry they can burrow in the mud and aestivate there until moisture revives them.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Not only do these turtles occasionally aestivate in the summer, they also go into hibernation each winter -- usually between the months of September and April.

3. Verb, base form
Cocooning is done only when the frog must hibernate or aestivate.