from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals during winter.
  • n. A standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or state of hibernating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or period of hibernating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


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