aestivate


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aestivate

(ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.
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Since horned lizards hibernate or aestivate at soil depths routinely disturbed by plowing or tilling, such activity may kill them directly or indirectly by exposing lizards to harsh climatic conditions they seek to avoid.
It breeds in rain pools, flooded fields and permanent ponds from February to June then aestivates (hibernates) in deep, loamy sand until the next spring rains.
AESTIVATES, INSORPTIONS (sted), INTERSILIENT, NESCIENCES (web2), PAN-EUROPEAN, PREINSPIRE (web2), RESIDENTIARIES, TONIFICATION