estivate

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estivate

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aestivate

(ĕs′tə-vāt′)
intr.v. esti·vated, esti·vating, esti·vates
Zoology To be in a dormant or torpid state during a hot dry period, such as the summer months.
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Other animals such as amphibians estivate in deeply buried, relatively waterproof cocoons of dried mud or dead skin.
whose emergence from the deep burrow where they estivate is stimulated by their seasonal rhythm of reproduction and by the vibrations and the sounds of thunder and large raindrops falling on the ground.