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Related to estivate: aestivate
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Synonyms for estivate

sleep during summer

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restuans during periods of unseasonably cold weather in the summer, when it normally estivates, could cause a sudden, synchronous release of virus at a time when it could then be amplified by an increasing Cx.
During dry months (typically June through mid-October in central Texas), Otala lactea frequently estivates above ground on exposed surfaces, such as tree trunks, fenceposts, and weeds.