Estivate

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.




    Estivate (verb): To pass the summer in a state of torpor, inaction, or inactivity.
    Estivate (verb): To pass the summer in a state of torpor, inaction, or inactivity.

    Most people know the word hibernate -- which is the passing of winter in inactivity or sleep, but there are a number of animals (mainly reptiles and a few mammals) that do the same thing during the summer.

    "Next summer I am going to do nothing but go to the lakeside and estivate."