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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