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estivation, aestivation (s) (noun); estivations, aestivations (pl)
1. Passing the summer or dry season in a dormant or torpid state: Usually a reference to animals; especially some amphibians, reptiles, and insects. 2. The manner in which plant structures are folded prior to expansion or opening.
This entry is located in the following units: -ation, -ization (-iz[e] + -ation); -isation (British spelling variation) (page 36) estiv-, aestiv-; estuar-, aestuar- (page 1)