Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or period of hibernating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or state of hibernating.

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

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

  • noun cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
  • noun the act of retiring into inactivity
  • noun the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter

Etymologies

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From Latin hibernatio.

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