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Word to the Wise: gestate

gestate (verb) – to carry and develop a young foetus in the womb (of animals and humans), or develop in the mind (of an idea).

gestation (noun) – the carrying and development of a young foetus in the womb (of animals and humans), or development of an idea in the mind.

gestational, gestative (adjective) – carrying and developing a young foetus in the womb (of animals and humans), or developing in the mind (of an idea).

gestateSharona Gott

Examples:

Women, on average, gestate 9 months.

It’s very rare for a woman above 45 to gestate a live birth.

– Why is he so quiet? – Sh, he’s gestating plans for our spring holiday.

How long is the gestation period of whales?

Some women develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy.

At some point during the gestative process, the placenta forms.

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