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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of retiring into inactivity; Cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; The torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter.

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  • He emerged from his hibernation to make his first appearance in several years
  • Without Love, the Bruins would be in hibernation already.
  • We're not talking anything as drastic as suicide - just some medium term hibernation should do the trick.
  • To observe these white flocks of birds during their hibernation is genuinely a spectacle worthy of itself. for more
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