Estivate


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Sep 25 2020 21

Estivate is a verb that means to spend the summer in one place.

The Latin word aestus (ESS toos) means ‘hot.’ After migrating into English and evolving into our word of the day, it came to refer to summer. You could think of ‘estivate’ as the summer equivalent of ‘hibernate.’

I tend to get a little lazy when the temperatures reach the upper eighties. If I didn’t have to make a living I’d love to estivate from June to September.