Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Estivate (verb): To pass the summer in a state of torpor, inaction, or inactivity.

Most people know the word hibernate -- which is the passing of winter in inactivity or sleep, but there are a number of animals (mainly reptiles and a few mammals) that do the same thing during the summer.

"Next summer I am going to do nothing but go to the lakeside and estivate."

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