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hi·ber·nate

 (hī′bər-nāt′)
intr.v. hi·ber·nat·ed, hi·ber·nat·ing, hi·ber·nates
1. To be in a dormant or torpid state during a cold period, especially during the winter.
2. To be in an inactive or dormant state or period: "In Lawrenceville people hibernated and life passed them by" (Jacqueline Susann).

[Latin hībernāre, hībernāt-, to winter, from hībernus, relating to winter; see ghei- in Indo-European roots.]

hi′ber·na′tion n.
hi′ber·na′tor n.

hibernate

(ˈhaɪbəˌneɪt)
vb (intr)
1. (Zoology) (of some mammals, reptiles, and amphibians) to pass the winter in a dormant condition with metabolism greatly slowed down. Compare aestivate
2. to cease from activity
[C19: from Latin hībernāre to spend the winter, from hībernus of winter, from hiems winter]
ˌhiberˈnation n
ˈhiberˌnator n

hi•ber•nate

(ˈhaɪ bərˌneɪt)

v.i. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition, as bears and certain other animals. Compare estivate.
2. to withdraw or be in seclusion; retire.
[1795–1805; < Latin hībernātus, past participle of hībernāre to spend the winter, derivative of hibernus. See hibernal]
hi`ber•na′tion, n.
hi′ber•na`tor, n.

hibernate


Past participle: hibernated
Gerund: hibernating

Imperative
hibernate
hibernate
Present
I hibernate
you hibernate
he/she/it hibernates
we hibernate
you hibernate
they hibernate
Preterite
I hibernated
you hibernated
he/she/it hibernated
we hibernated
you hibernated
they hibernated
Present Continuous
I am hibernating
you are hibernating
he/she/it is hibernating
we are hibernating
you are hibernating
they are hibernating
Present Perfect
I have hibernated
you have hibernated
he/she/it has hibernated
we have hibernated
you have hibernated
they have hibernated
Past Continuous
I was hibernating
you were hibernating
he/she/it was hibernating
we were hibernating
you were hibernating
they were hibernating
Past Perfect
I had hibernated
you had hibernated
he/she/it had hibernated
we had hibernated
you had hibernated
they had hibernated
Future
I will hibernate
you will hibernate
he/she/it will hibernate
we will hibernate
you will hibernate
they will hibernate
Future Perfect
I will have hibernated
you will have hibernated
he/she/it will have hibernated
we will have hibernated
you will have hibernated
they will have hibernated
Future Continuous
I will be hibernating
you will be hibernating
he/she/it will be hibernating
we will be hibernating
you will be hibernating
they will be hibernating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hibernating
you have been hibernating
he/she/it has been hibernating
we have been hibernating
you have been hibernating
they have been hibernating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hibernating
you will have been hibernating
he/she/it will have been hibernating
we will have been hibernating
you will have been hibernating
they will have been hibernating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hibernating
you had been hibernating
he/she/it had been hibernating
we had been hibernating
you had been hibernating
they had been hibernating
Conditional
I would hibernate
you would hibernate
he/she/it would hibernate
we would hibernate
you would hibernate
they would hibernate
Past Conditional
I would have hibernated
you would have hibernated
he/she/it would have hibernated
we would have hibernated
you would have hibernated
they would have hibernated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hibernate - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"
aestivate, estivate - sleep during summer; "certain animals estivate"
aestivate, estivate - sleep during summer; "certain animals estivate"
2.hibernate - be in an inactive or dormant state
rest - be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"

hibernate

verb sleep, lie dormant, winter, overwinter, vegetate, remain torpid, sleep snug Dormice hibernate from October to May.
Translations
يٌسْبِتُ
přezimovat
gå i hiligge i dvale
téli álmot alszik
leggjast í dvala
miegoti žiemos miegužiemos miegas
atrasties ziemas guļā
prezimovať
kış uykusuna yatmak

hibernate

[ˈhaɪbəneɪt] VIhibernar, invernar

hibernate

[ˈhaɪbərneɪt] vihiberner

hibernate

hibernate

[ˈhaɪbəˌneɪt] viandare in letargo, ibernare

hibernate

(ˈhaibəneit) verb
(of certain animals, eg hedgehogs) to pass the winter in a condition like sleep.
ˌhiberˈnation noun
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You hibernate, you lose: If you were considering applying for a bear tag this year, don't bother.
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I wish that I could hibernate Tucked up in bed, I''d lie and wait Until the sun shines warm each day The frost and snow all gone away I''d go to sleep and dream of days When in the sunshine I can laze I''d never have cold hands and toes Or Jack Frost nipping at my nose Yes, I think that it''s a great idea To hibernate till spring is here.
FED-UP with our miserable summer Fred the tortoise decided to hibernate early in a bin liner - and was carted off to the rubbish tip on a dustcart.
The internal organs of animals that hibernate during winter or go dormant in hot weather also shrink and expand when physiological demands change, as do the organs of some migrating birds.
During the winter months, more than 185,000 bats hibernate in a network of abandoned mining shafts.
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They breed from April to June and hibernate between September and March.
Other animals hibernate, or fall into a very deep sleep during which respiration rate, heart rate and metabolism are slowed to conserve energy.