hibernate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pass the wintertime in a dormant or torpid state.
    • to stay in an inactive or dormant condition or duration.
    • To winter; to pass through the season of cold temperatures in close quarters, in a torpid or tired state, as certain animals, reptiles, and insects.
  • verb:
    • to blow winter months in hibernation.
    • (computing) To enter a standby condition which conserves power without dropping the articles of memory.
    • rest during winter months
    • maintain an inactive or dormant condition
  • others:
    • To winter; pass the season of winter season in close quarters or in seclusion, and generally in a torpid condition, as some pets.
    • Figuratively, to stay in seclusion; pass the time torpidly or apathetically.

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