Kind of the opposite of hibernate (to pass the winter in a dormant state), aestivate or estivate is the warm weather equivalent, referring to spending a dormant summer. I assume this only occurs in really hot places with pleasant warm winters.
Aes"ti*vate (#), v. i. [L. aestivare, aestivatum.]
To spend the summer.
To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
[Spelt also estivate.]
© Webster 1913.
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