gestate gestate  /ˈdʒɛ ˌsteɪt/


  1. (v) have the idea for
  2. (v) be pregnant with


  1. As soon as a woman begins to gestate a baby she begins to create those hormones, and they promptly appear in her urine.
  2. In fact, says Money, there are only four imperative differences: women menstruate, gestate and lactate; men impregnate.
  3. Some fear that the poorest American or even Third World women would become human incubators for prosperous couples who prefer not to gestate their own offspring.


  • Moto X review

    One year ago, Motorola, fat and fed by its Google acquisition , inched quietly into a silicon-spun cocoon to gestate. The subsequent passage of time allowed it to transmogrify and re-emerge a thing of red, yellow, blue and sometimes green beauty; a Google thing made by a Google company. The Moto X , its newborn monarch, arrives in an array of different colors, made possible by the NikeID-like ...
    on August 5, 2013     Source: Engadget


  1. "People are cranking out very substantial things that need time to gestate before we open them up for consumption," Ozzie said. "The staging of these more foundational investments is highly intentional. Before we introduce them at scale, each...
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Ray Ozzie Source: InformationWeek

  2. "We haven't had a lot of time to understand how users will respond," Bharat said in an interview. "Putting it into Google Labs allows us to gestate an idea."
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Krishna Bharat Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We write as we go," Leary says. "We're always two episodes ahead at the most because we like to sort of let it gestate with the actors so we can see what the actors are doing and how their characters are interacting."
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Denis Leary Source: Hartford Courant

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