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 hibernation
The study also noted that bear attacks mostly occurred during August, when bears are gearing up for hibernation and seeking food.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It retires for hibernation when quite small, and recommences to feed in March.
Thereafter was nothing but the fading of leaves, the falling of leaves, the drowsing into hibernation.Old Mole|Gilbert Cannan
The caterpillars are to be found, after hibernation, in April, and a second brood in June and July.
British Dictionary definitions for hibernation
Derived forms of hibernatehibernation, nounhibernator, noun
Word Origin for hibernate
Scientific definitions for hibernation
Cultural definitions for hibernation
Passing the winter in a sleeping or inactive condition. Bears, ground squirrels, woodchucks, and several other kinds of animals hibernate.