hi·ber·nate / ˈhībərˌnāt/ • v. [intr.] (of an animal or plant) spend the winter in a dormant state. ∎ fig. (of a person) remain inactive or indoors for an extended period: the pilots who have been hibernating during the winter months get their gliders out again. DERIVATIVES: hi·ber·na·tion / ˌhībərˈnāshən/ n. hi·ber·na·tor / -ˌnātər/ n.
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