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  • v. To retire into a den, or hole, and lie dormant in winter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To retire into a den, or hole, and lie dormant in winter; to retreat and lie hid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hibernate; retreat and lie hidden.

Etymologies

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Latin latibulum hiding place, from latere to lie hid, + -ize.

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