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estivate \ES-tuh-veyt\, verb:

1. To spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity.
2. In zoology, to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals.

“My cat is so cute! It can sing the alphabet song,” Kinoa crowed.
“That’s nothing,” said Jeannie. “My iguana is estivating in the Gobi desert, and sending me pictures of cacti.”


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