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[jes-teyt] /ˈdʒɛs teɪt/

verb (used with object), gestated, gestating.
to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery.
to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, plan, etc.) slowly in the mind.
verb (used without object), gestated, gestating.
to experience the process of gestating offspring.
to develop slowly.
(transitive) to carry (developing young) in the uterus during pregnancy
(transitive) to develop (a plan or idea) in the mind
(intransitive) to be in the process of gestating

1866, back-formation from gestation. Related: Gestated; gestating.


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