gestate

ges·tate
[jes-teyt]

– verb (used with object)
1.
to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery.
2.
to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, plan, etc.) slowly in the mind.
– verb (used without object)
3.
to experience the process of gestating offspring.
4.
to develop slowly.

Origin: 1865–70; < L gestātus ptp. of gestāre to carry about, carry in the womb, freq. of gerere to bear, perform

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