verb (used without object), hi·ber·nat·ed, hi·ber·nat·ing.
Origin of hibernate
Examples from the Web for hibernate
After these well-meaning moments they are left alone to hibernate with their own devastation.
Simply a hole to hibernate in and to sleep and eat in in summer.126 A dreary present and a well-nigh hopeless future.Prairie Folks|Hamlin Garland
So they have a comparatively long life for a butterfly that does not hibernate as an adult.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
Others again, like Podura nivalis and Boreus hiemalis, never appear to hibernate, at least in England.
British Dictionary definitions for hibernate
Word Origin for hibernate
Word Origin and History for hibernate
1802, probably a back-formation from hibernation. Related: Hibernated; hibernating.