estivate

VERB
  1. sleep during summer
    certain animals estivate
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How To Use estivate In A Sentence

  • These snails aestivate on the surface fully exposed to the sun. Archive 2006-04-01
  • When the water evaporates, the crocodiles estivate, or pass the summer in a kind of torpor.
  • When the water evaporates, the crocodiles estivate, or pass the summer in a kind of torpor.
  • During dry weather both the juvenile and adult O. lactea aestivate on stems and blades of grass. Otala lactea
  • The larvae complete their feeding in less than two weeks and then estivate in cocoons, which they construct in the ground.
  • They aestivate during the dry season but come up to the surface to spawn after the first rains.
  • Seas were less affected than land, and many shore-based animals that ate marine species neither hibernated nor estivated. A Circus of Hells
  • Water pressure dropped with the level; lower temperatures meant a higher equilibrium concentration of dissolved oxygen, which affected the fairly shallow depths at which the People estivated; current shifted, altering the local content of minerals raised from the ocean bed. A Circus of Hells
  • certain animals estivate
  • The multi-layered cocoons form from outer epidermal cells that the frogs seem to shed in layers; the longer they aestivate, the more layers they add. Archive 2006-04-01
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