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hibernating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hibernate  \Hi"ber*nate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hibernated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Hibernating}.]  [L.  hibernare,  hibernatum  fr 
  hibernu?  wintry.  See  {Hibernal}.] 
  To  winter;  to  pass  the  season  of  winter  in  close  quarters,  in 
  a  torpid  or  lethargic  state,  as  certain  mammals,  reptiles, 
  and  insects. 
 
  Inclination  would  lead  me  to  hibernate,  during  half  the 
  year,  in  this  uncomfortable  climate  of  Great  Britain. 
  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hibernating 
  adj  :  (biology)  in  a  condition  of  biological  rest  or  suspended 
  animation;  "dormant  buds";  "a  hibernating  bear"; 
  "torpid  frogs"  [syn:  {dormant},  {hibernating(a)},  {torpid}] 




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