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1. estivation

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

Synonyms

  • aestivation
  • flower bud

Antonyms

  • action
  • active
  • activeness

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2. estivation

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

Synonyms

  • dormancy
  • quiescence
  • aestivation

Example sentences of the word estivation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Squirrels who live in very hot climates get away from the heat for a while in hibernationlike periods in the warm summer months known as estivation.

2. Verb, base form
He will return to estivation if conditions become too dry again.

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