Gestate

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English

Verb

Gestate (third-person singular simple present Gestates, present participle gestating, simple past and past participle gestated)

  1. To carry offspring in the uterus from conception to delivery.
  2. (by analogy) To develop an idea.

Quotations

to develop an idea
  • 1986, David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes, Penguin, paperback edition, page 112
    Philip wondered at that five-year gap. Perhaps it simply proved that a work of genius takes longer to gestate than a work of mere competent brilliance.

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Thesaurus

author, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass, brood, carry, carry young, cause, conceive, cover, create, do, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, father, found, generate, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, hatch, inaugurate, incubate, institute, make, occasion, originate, produce, realize, set, set afloat, set on foot, set up, sire, sit, work

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Latin

Participle

gestāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of gestātus
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