Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or period of hibernating.
- n. biology A state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals during winter.
- n. computing A standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or state of hibernating.
- n. cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
- n. the act of retiring into inactivity
- n. the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
- From Latin hibernatio. (Wiktionary)
“As a result, Changing World is "in hibernation" until it can find a private investor willing to "come in and buy at a distressed value," he says.”
“After being in hibernation for decades, she suddenly awoke and decided it would be nice to be a US Senator.”
“To observe these white flocks of birds during their hibernation is genuinely a spectacle worthy of itself.”
“If such beings did exist, they might live in hibernation, emerging only when life, spacefaring life, appears.”
“Observing the White Pelican Flocks during their period of hibernation is genuinely a spectacle all its own.”
“I found myself flirting again, re-discovering a side of my personality which has been in hibernation for the longest time.”
“Without Love, the Bruins would be in hibernation already.”
“OK, so you've been in hibernation since early November, just waiting for the return of Baseball Weekly's Daily Pitch.”
“We're not talking anything as drastic as suicide - just some medium term hibernation should do the trick.”
“Torturing people, even douchebags, is no substitute for good policy and 9-11 happened on Bush’s watch after he’d been on vacation (with the Federal government basically in hibernation) for an entire month previous to the attack.”
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