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Hibernate   /hˈaɪbərnˌeɪt/   Listen
Hibernate

verb
(past & past part. hibernated; pres. part. hibernating)
1.
Sleep during winter.  Synonym: hole up.
2.
Be in an inactive or dormant state.






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"Hibernate" Quotes from Famous Books



... Mrs. Willoughby. I don't believe you women like timid, pusillanimous men. How could I appear otherwise to Miss Bodine if I should withdraw, like a growling bear into winter quarters, there to hibernate indefinitely? The period wouldn't be life to me, scarcely tolerable existence. What could she know about my motives and feelings? I tell you my love is as sacred as my faith in God. I'm proud of it, rather than ashamed. I wish her to know it, no matter what the result ...
— The Earth Trembled • E.P. Roe

... pass the winter in this way; the bears, for instance, find a snug den and sleep all through the coldest winter weather. We call this winter sleep of animals hibernation, and many of the insects hibernate. ...
— The Insect Folk • Margaret Warner Morley



Words linked to "Hibernate" :   rest, sleep, slumber, hibernation, kip, log Z's, aestivate, estivate, catch some Z's



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