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hibernation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hibernation  \Hi`ber*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  hibernation.] 
  The  act  or  state  of  hibernating.  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hibernation 
  n  1:  the  torpid  or  resting  state  in  which  some  animals  pass  the 
  winter 
  2:  cessation  from  or  slowing  of  activity  during  the  winter; 
  especially  slowing  of  metabolism  in  some  animals 
  3:  the  act  of  retiring  into  inactivity;  "he  emerged  from  his 
  hibernation  to  make  his  first  appearance  in  several  years" 




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