1. aestivation

noun. (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period.


  • dormancy
  • quiescence
  • estivation

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2. aestivation

noun. (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens.


  • flower bud
  • estivation


  • action
  • active
  • activeness

Sentences with aestivation

1. Noun, singular or mass
The only part of the frog's body that is not covered by the sheet is its nostrils, which allow it to breathe during aestivation.