Aestivate



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Historical Examples

In such cases the insect must aestivate rather than hibernate.
Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed

The Australian mudfish (Ceratodus) is not known to hibernate or aestivate.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various

verb (intransitive)
to pass the summer
(of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer or dry season in a dormant condition Compare hibernate

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