Definition of gestate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gestate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gestate
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪt//
 
he / she / it gestates
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪts//
 
past simple gestated
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪtɪd//
 
past participle gestated
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form gestating
BrE BrE//dʒesˈteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒesteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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gestate something (biology or medical) to carry a young human or animal inside the womb until it is born Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin gestat- ‘carried in the womb’, from the verb gestare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gestate