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Definitions for estivation
ˌɛs təˈveɪ ʃənes·ti·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. estivation, aestivationnoun

    (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period

  2. estivation, aestivationnoun

    (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estivationnoun

    same as Aestival, Aestivate, etc

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Estivation

    In certain living species, a period of dormancy during the summer months marked by decreased metabolism.

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. lacerate
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