verb (used without object), hi·ber·nat·ed, hi·ber·nat·ing.
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Origin of hibernate
OTHER WORDS FROM hibernatehi·ber·na·tion, nounhi·ber·na·tor, nounpost·hi·ber·na·tion, adjectivesem·i·hi·ber·na·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hibernateestivate, hibernate
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Example sentences 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.