Synonyms for estivation
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- 1. estivation, aestivation, dormancy, quiescence, quiescency
- usage: (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
- 2. estivation, aestivation, arrangement
- usage: (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens